Decolonising Museums

Edited by L'Internationale Online

Decolonising Museums is the second thematic publication of L'Internationale Online; it addresses colonial legacies and mindsets, which are still so rooted and present today in the museum institutions in Europe and beyond. The publication draws from the conference Decolonising the Museum which took place at MACBA in Barcelona, 27-29 November 2014 (among the contributors to this thematic issue, Clémentine Deliss, Daniela Ortiz and Francisco Godoy Vega participated at this seminar), and offers new essays, responding to texts published on the online platform earlier this year.

Chapters
  • 1.
    Introduction
  • 2.
    The Invisible and the Visible. Identity Politics and the Economy of Reproduction in Art
    by Nav Haq
  • 3.
    Collecting Life's Unknowns
    by Clémentine Deliss
  • 4.
    "Decolonising Museums" through the lens of the collections and archives of the members of L'Internationale
  • 5.
    From the collection of the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
    by Christiane Berndes
  • 6.
    The Dutch VOC mentality. Cultural Policy as a Business Model
    by Mirjam Kooiman
  • 7.
    Catch Me, If You Can!
    by Nana Adusei-Poku
  • 8.
    From the collection of M HKA, Antwerpen
    by Jan De Vree
  • 9.
    "I guess you guys aren't ready for that yet... but your kids are gonna love it"
    by Ana Bigotte Vieira
  • 10.
    The Culture of Coloniality
    by Daniela Ortiz
  • 11.
    The Border of the "Fourth World"
    by Francisco Godoy Vega
  • 12.
    1989 - 1992. Myth and Magic
    by Francisco Godoy Vega
  • 13.
    Columbus, How Do I Get Rid of My Hangover?
    by Francisco Godoy Vega
  • 14.
    A Salt Box and a Bracelet Conversing with a Painting. Decolonising a Post-Soviet Museum in the Caucasus
    by Madina Tlostanova
  • 15.
    From the collection of MG+MSUM, Ljubljana
    by Walter Benjamin
  • 16.
    Around the Postcolony and the Museum. Curatorial Practice and Decolonizing Exhibition Histories
    by Rasha Salti
  • 17.
    From the Collection of MACBA, Barcelona
  • 18.
    Institutional Fever in China
    by Colin Siyuan Chinnery
  • 19.
    Frontier Imaginaries
    by Vivian Ziherl
  • 20.
    Interview: Forced Closures
    by Vivian Ziherl
  • 21.
    What do we talk about when we talk about decolonisation? Interview with Rachel O'Reilly
    by Vivian Ziherl
  • 22.
    Biographies

192 pages
Published in 2015

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