Talk/Workshop

The politics of Greater India and Indonesian collections in museums of ‘Asian Art’

Organised by: Asian Civilisations Museum
  • Date:
    11 Nov 2021
  • Venue:
    Online
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Synopsis:

The following webinar is part of the Decolonising Curating and the Museum in Southeast Asia lecture series, jointly organised by the Southeast Asian Art Academic Programme, SOAS University of London, and the Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore. This lecture series will explore what it means to decolonise the museum and curatorial practice in a Southeast Asian context. The speakers cover a range of topics, including the display of Buddhist and Hindu sculpture, ethnographic and colonial collections, curating contemporary art, and the use and exhibition of Southeast Asian material in western museums.

Speakers: Marieke Bloembergen, Senior Researcher, KITLV - Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies, and Professor in Archival and Postcolonial Studies, Institute for History, Leiden University and Mathilde Mechling, Independent Researcher, Singapore

The politics of Greater India and Indonesian collections in museums of ‘Asian Art’


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