Western Illinois University Museum Studies Hosts Museums in Progress Symposium March 18
The symposium, which will also be hosted virtually, will include a discussion with museum professionals Hannah Mason Macklin and Professor Dan Hicks. Attendees will be able to discuss, learn and debate how curators are increasingly using anticolonial practices to engage with objects that have been plundered or defined through colonial ideologies.
Macklin is currently an education manager at the Columbus Museum of Art, and her project, “Museum in Progress,” is widely recognized as innovative in relation to redefining the autonomous value of West African art objects in the museum’s collection.
Hicks is a curator of the Pitt Rivers Museum and professor of Contemporary Archaeology at the University of Oxford and the author of “The British Museums,” which has been the subject of much debate across academia and the museum sectors for the past few years.
This event is open free to the public. To attend virtually, visit eventbrite.com and search “Museums in Progress” to register.
For more information on WIU’s Museum Studies program, visit wiu.edu/museumstudies.