CELAT “Decolonizing museums”

Lecture « Reflections around the book The Brutish Museums » by Dan Hicks (University of Oxford, Pitt Rivers Museum) – November 7 2022, 11:30am

In November 2020, Dan Hicks published with Pluto Press his important work The Brutish Museums. The Benin Bronzes, Colonial Violence and Cultural Restitution, which was named by The New York Times one of the best art books of 2020. The publisher’s website states: “The Brutish Museums sits at the heart of a heated debate about cultural restitution, repatriation and the decolonisation of museums. Since its first publication, museums across the western world have begun to return their Bronzes to Nigeria, heralding a new era in the way we understand the collections of empire we once took for granted.” In this presentation, Dan Hicks will open the discussion around his seminal book.

*In english

Informations: https://celat.ca/activites/2022/11/07/conference-de-dan-hicks/

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