Examining Switzerland’s Colonial Past at MEG: Musée d’Ethnographie de Genève, December 2022
Illustrated reviews of two exhibitions at MEG (Musée d’ethnographie de Genève), Switzerland’s largest world cultures museum, visited during December 2022: (1) “The Archives of Human Diversity” – a showcase of c.1000 cultural objects from MEG’s permanent collections; (2) “Helvécia: A Forgotten Colonial History” – a photojournalistic presentation of African-origin cultural traditions and heritage practices commemorated…
Sahel: Art and Empires on the Shores of the Sahara
Dr Carol Ann Dixon’s review of the ‘Sahel’ exhibition (The Met, NYC, 2020). The content focuses primarily on the forms and expressions of material culture that emerged in the western Sahel, spanning key transitional periods from the dawn of ancient Ghana in the 4th century through to the fall of the Segu Empire in 1861.
CFP: “Museums as Spaces for Anti-Racism” – SIEF International Congress: Breaking the Rules? Power, Participation, Transgression (Online), 21-24 June 2021
CALL FOR PAPERS: The SIEF2021 International Congress “Breaking the Rules? Power, Participation, Transgression,” takes place online, 21-24 June 2021. The deadline for submitting paper proposals for the panel “Museums as Spaces for Anti-Racism” – co-convened by Dr Carol Ann Dixon (University of Sheffield, UK) and Dr Anna Rastas (Tampere University, Finland) – is 26 November…
IMD2020: Museums for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
ICOM’s theme for International Museum Day (18 May 2020) is “Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion.” Dr Gus Casely-Hayford (Director, V&A East in London, UK) was one of several globally influential leaders within the museum sector invited to contribute a Think Piece to mark IMD2020, which is available to read in full via the following…