with Wayne Modest, Tropenmuseum & VU University Amsterdam. Part of 'Curating Development' - Autumn Term Seminar Series 2017
In this presentation, I want to further already existing attempts to think about the curatorial work of the Tropenmuseum within the framework of Development Corporation. I will recount some of the reasons why the museum occupied this space and how this influenced the work that the museum did. Additionally, I want to think about the shifts that have taken place in the museums work post development, to ask what has been gained or lost in such a move beyond the framework of international and development corporation. The presentation will draw on some recent work in the fields of development and heritage studies.
About the speaker
Professor Wayne Modest is head of the Research Center for Material Culture, the research institute of the Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam; Museum Volkenkunde, Leiden, Afrika Museum, Berg en Dal and Wereldmuseum, Rotterdam. He is also professor of Material Culture and Critical Heritage Studies at the VU University Amsterdam. He was previously head of the curatorial department at the Tropenmuseum, Keeper of Anthropology at the Horniman Museum, London, and Director of the Museums of History and Ethnography, Institute of Jamaica, Kingston Jamaica. His most recent publications include "Anxious politics in Postcolonial Europe." American Anthropologist 119.3 (2017): 524-526.(with Anouk de Koning), Museums, Heritage and International Development. Vol. 1. Routledge, 2014. (edited together with Paul Basu).
Dates & times
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|18 Oct 2017||3:00pm - 5:00pm|
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