One day free symposium

 Migrating Culture: Global Curation between Past and Present

Supported by the programme in Art History and Visual Culture at the University of Exeter, RAMM and the Design History Society

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Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery - Queen Street, Exeter, EX4 3RX

15th June 2018 from 1pm to 5pm

Running time: 4 hours

How can the curation of migrant cultures be a more dynamic and inclusive practice? What happens when objects are (re)moved from their cultural communities, or when communities move without cultural objects? How do historical practices of collecting, production and display inform the exhibition of contemporary visual culture, and how can our engagement with the contemporary illuminate our understanding of the historical? In addressing these and other questions surrounding the intersection of global cultures of craft, design, curation and migration, this international half-day symposium will facilitate discussion between academics, creative practitioners and museum professionals based in Exeter and beyond. The event is being supported generously by the programme in Art History and Visual Culture at the University of Exeter, RAMM and the Design History Society.

 

Tickets are free and include light refreshments. All members of the public are warmly invited.

 

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Advance booking is essential.

 

Speakers include:

  • Domenico Sergi (Community Engagement Officer and Project Curator of Anthropology, Horniman Museum)
  • Nur Sobers-Khan (Lead Curator for South Asia, British Library)
  • Nicola Stylianou (Curator and Researcher, London)
  • Christina Zetterlund (Associate Professor of Design Theory, Linnaeus University)
  • Sabrina Rahman (Lecturer in Art History and Visual Culture, University of Exeter)

 

Full Programme:

13.00-13.10: Welcome

13.10-13.30: Introduction

Sabrina Rahman, Lecturer in Art History and Visual Culture, University of Exeter: "Migrating Culture: Towards a Critical Practice of Public History"

13.30-14.30: Panel I

Domenico Sergi (Community Engagement Coordinator and Project Curator of Anthropology, Horniman Museum): "The materiality of exile: ethics and practice of co-curating with young refugees"

Christina Zetterlund (Associate Professor of Design Theory, Linnaeus University): "Constructing the Migrant: The Case of the Roma in Sweden"

14.30-15.00: Tea/coffee

15.00-16.00: Panel II

Nur Sobers-Khan (Lead Curator for South Asia, British Library): "Cataloguing Epistemologies: Case Studies in the Collecting and Display of ‘Islamic’ and ‘South Asian’ art and manuscripts"

Nicola Stylianou (Curator and Researcher, London): "Fashioning Africa at Brighton Museum: Creating a new collection of African fashion to decolonise museum practice"

16.00-16.45: Roundtable discussion and open Q&A with audience

16.45: Close

 

 

For further details, please contact Sabrina Rahman: s.k.rahman@exeter.ac.uk