We invite you to the third seminar in the "Klaus Zernack Colloquium 2023" series:
"Colonial Entanglements of Central Eastern European Museums: the Case Study of African Collection in the National Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw"
15 June 2023 (Thursday), 6 p.m., CBH PAN, Majakowskiring 47, Berlin, and on-line
Colonial entanglements of Central and Eastern European museums are usually less obvious, thus less visible, than of those located in Western countries that have direct imperial and colonial pasts. But despite the significant differences between those "multiple colonialisms", many problems related to the museums and collecting cultures remain common: the provenance of objects, including possible requests for restitutions; stereotypes represented in exhibitions and educational programs; harmful narratives and stigmatising expressions used in textual information; among others. In her presentation, Dr Magdalena Wróblewska (Artes Liberales, University of Warsaw) will discuss, using the example of the African exhibition in the National Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw, the differences and similarities in comparison to the Western ethnographic museums and define the specifics of Polish museums' colonial entanglements in the context of "European internal colonisation" (Jürgen Zimmerer).
The commentary on the presentation will be delivered by Dr Margareta von Oswald (Centre for Historical Research on Museums and Heritage, Humboldt University in Berlin). Dr Milena Woźniak-Koch (CBH PAN) will moderate the seminar.
The event will be held in English.
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