Jane Pickering (Harvard University), “Facing Our Histories: Ethical Stewardship at the Harvard Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology”, October 27, 2022, 11:30am, on zoom

CELAT, IPAC, the CLE Chair in Museology and Public Access, the UMR Capitales et patrimoines and the Research Chair in Museum Governance and Cultural Law are organizing a series of four online conferences this fall on the theme “Decolonizing Museums”, led by Yves Bergeron, Jean-François Gauvin, Habib Saidi and Laurier Turgeon.

Conference « Facing Our Histories: Ethical Stewardship at the Harvard Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology » by Jane Pickering (Harvard University) – October 27 2022, 11:30am (UTC-4)
« Anthropology museums must confront their role at the center of some of the most complex and challenging questions facing museums today. As European colonizers spread across the globe, their museums directly benefitted from collecting practices that alienated cultural heritage from their communities and promoted the view that their bodies and cultural items were repositories of data. Ethical stewardship of the collections requires the Peabody to confront these legacies that are embedded in how collections have been acquired, described, and used in exhibitions, teaching and research. The Museum must develop an institutional orientation toward transparent conversations with communities based in active listening, sharing authority, and commitment to collaboration. To begin to repair the harm caused and aim to provide space for healing and understanding, we need to approach communities with humility and privilege their wishes if we are to implement culturally responsive care and interpretation. »

*Activity in english

Informations: https://bit.ly/3TlMuFQ

Registration for Zoom meeting: https://bit.ly/3CWAIg6

Facebook event: https://bit.ly/3Mrpbse