Conference
Challenging colonial legacies today: museums and communities in Australia and East Africa

Saturday 2 May 2015,
09.30–17.00
BP Lecture Theatre
Tickets £10
Members/Concessions £5

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This one-day conference will bring together an international panel of speakers to consider how museums in both the metropole and the periphery of what was ‘empire’ are challenging colonial legacies through contemporary museum practice.

Through a comparative focus on Australia and East Africa, the conference will consider the contribution which museums and their collections can make in building new and strong local communities.

In association with the Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, King's College London.

Conference Chair

Professor Howard Morphy, Australian National University

Speakers – Australia

Jilda Andrews, Australian National University/National Museum of Australia
Dr Louise Hamby, Australian National University
Lindy Allen, Museum Victoria
Dr Ian Coates, National Museum of Australia
Dr John Carty, Australian National University

Speakers – Eastern Africa

Professor Annie Coombes, Birkbeck, University of London
Nelson Abiti, University of East Anglia and Uganda Museum
Dr John Giblin, British Museum

The full programme will appear here nearer the time.

Conference abstracts


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