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Engaging Dialogues

Reframing Africa at the Royal Ontario Museum

Silvia Forni

protests against the profiling of black people in the city ( Burns 1989 ). Activist groups, artists, and community organizers were up in arms against the systemic racism of the so-called Canadian multicultural society. The inability of the ROM to

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Repatriation as Inspiration

Multigenerational Perspectives on American Archaeology-Museum Relationships

April M. Beisaw and Penelope H. Duus

acknowledged that archaeology museums have been “prime examples of racism and Eurocentrism,” through directly or indirectly silencing and/or oppressing groups. Suggested ways to improve on this varied. Many stressed the importance of engaging in dialogue with

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Julie Gough, Jonathan Jones, Kelli Cole, Shari Lett, Glenn Iseger-Pilkington, Billie Lythberg, Jennifer Walklate, Jeanine Nault, Jake Homiak, Joshua A. Bell, and Natasha Barrett

? This is not to say that we disremember their experiences and their pain, or that we stop resisting the continued application of systemic racism and cultural dispossession, but that we place equal measure in remembering our ancestors’ joy, their love for

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A “Safe Space” to Debate Colonial Legacy

The University of Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and the Campaign to Return a Looted Benin Altarpiece to Nigeria

Johanna Zetterstrom-Sharp and Chris Wingfield

debate in Cambridge had become about more than the relocation of the altarpiece, but rather what its former location said about inadequate institutional recognition of historical injustice and the structural racism that underlined this. Any future

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Interruptions: Challenges and Innovations in Exhibition-Making

The Second World Museologies Workshop, National Museum of Ethnology (MINPAKU), Osaka, December 2019

Laura Osorio Sunnucks, Nicola Levell, Anthony Shelton, Motoi Suzuki, Gwyneira Isaac, and Diana E. Marsh

“interruptions” as a point of departure to consider how paradigm shifts and local museologies can galvanize the museum sector, especially when it is confronted by the rise of right-wing populism, systemic racism, and neoliberal culture wars, intercultural

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Art of Solidarity

Cuban Posters for African Liberation 1967–1989

David Fleming

campaigning against racism and other forms of human rights abuses. Since its foundation in 2007, the ISM—home of the Federation of International Human Rights Museums (FIHRM) 2 —has featured exhibitions on imperialism; prostitution; domestic servitude; life in

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Cristiana Bastos

, enslavement, racialism, post-empire diasporas, and reconfigurations of racism mostly refers to the Atlantic world, historians and anthropologists have also explored the Indian Ocean and Pacific areas. Be that through the conventional political economy approach

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The Work of Culture, Heritage, and Musealized Spaces in “Unprecedented Times”

Christina Kreps

causes and fallout—that is, legacies of slavery and European colonialism; institutionalized racism and violence; and the structural inequalities of the capitalist world system. The articles stand as examples of engaged research and scholarship that seek

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Kylie Message, Eleanor Foster, Joanna Cobley, Shih Chang, John Reeve, Grace Gassin, Nadia Gush, Esther McNaughton, Ira Jacknis, and Siobhan Campbell

fearmongering are not just forms of distraction but exercises in testing or challenging the legitimacy of legislation and community standards around freedom of expression. They show how difficult the act of maintaining freedom of expression and curbing racism is

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Paulette Wallace

since Floyd's death, with disgruntled crowds calling for an end to police brutality and racism ( Mohamed and Stepansky 2020 ). The unrest has escalated into a global interrogation of the continued memorialization of men known (for what is considered in