Matters of Care: Museum Futures in Times of Planetary Precarity

CONFERENCE CANCELLATION: Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, we have regretfully decided to cancel this conference. We have been closely monitoring the changing situation and following Public Health England's advice. Due to the changing situation around the virus over the past few days, we have received many cancellations both from speakers and participants, who - with much regret - have had to cancel their participation due to Covid19 related international travel restrictions. Furthermore, having considered the risks involved for all of us as participants regarding health and care related matters, we feel that this is the only right decision to make.

Over the next few weeks, we will be working with speakers and project management to see what digital/other means and dates we can find to continue our conversations on museum futures in times of planetary precarity, a conversation that feels even more urgent now in this globally precarious moment.

Friday 20 March, 9.30 - 11.00  

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Queen's College Shulman Auditorium

Activism is often seen as destructive or iconoclastic; on the contrary, this panel explores how activism can be about caring for communities, environments, their pasts and futures.

9.30 - 11.00    Roundtable Discussion Stolen Culture, Stolen Climate: New Connections in the Colonial Museum led by Dan Hicks, Curator and Professor of Contemporary Archaeology, Pitt Rivers Museum, UK.

This panel explores the connections and commonalities between activism, cultural restitution and the conference theme of Museum Futures in Times of Planetary Precarity with contributions from Onyekachi Wambu, Executive Director AFFORD - African Foundation for Development, Roseanne Chantiluke, Independent Researcher, Dr Natasha Reynolds, Université de Bordeaux, and Dr Chris Garrard, Co-Director, Culture Unstained.

11.00 - 11.30  Tea and Coffee Break, Shulman Auditorium Foyer

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See the full conference schedule here.