What Are Museums For? - Legacies

Athena Art Foundation

23-11-2021 • 35分

There is increasing recognition that enslavement, racial violence and exploitation are an inextricable part of our collective histories. In this episode of What Are Museums For?, Fitzwilliam Museum Director Luke Syson and Athena Art Foundation Director Nicola Jennings are joined by Aindrea Emelife and John Orna-Ornstein, to consider museums’ responses to the legacies of enslavement and colonialism. How can we tell stories about them without repeating the violence and perpetuating racist hierarchies?  How do we make space for multiple truths, for complexity and contradiction? In the face of  multiple truths, where does the authority of museums reside?