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Mary Mbewe: Using collections in imaginative ways to speak to current problems
Date
2019
Main contributors
Mary Mbewe; Sebastian Eschenbach
Summary
The film 'Mary Mbewe: Using collections in imaginative ways to speak to current problems' is one of 15 interview films presenting the thinking of active contributors as well as visitors of the conference „Museums in Motion: Colonial and Postcolonial Encounters“, that took place at the Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum (Cologne) in July 2019. As the conference did, the film addresses the growing public awareness of colonial violence and historical injustice that has put ethnographic collections into the spotlight of social and political debates. It discusses the challenges to decolonize exhibition practices and contributes to the current debates about entangled histories, systematic exclusions, plural ontologies, necessary restitution and repatriation.
Contributors
Mary Mbewe; Sebastian Eschenbach; Jana Schäfer; Britta von der Behrens; Robin Cackett; Jan Heidtmann
Publisher
boasblogs.org
Collection
boasblogs
Unit
Uni Siegen
Language
English