Appel à communications : Museum Affordances: Collections, Interventions, Exhibitions

RAI’s 2018 Conference on Art, Materiality and Representation to be held at the British Museum and SOAS University of London, 1-3 June 2018

What do museums afford? What repertoires of action do they make possible? This panel explores the latent possibilities of collections, interventions and innovative exhibition practices, focusing on the material legacies of historical anthropological fieldwork and collecting in the present. The vast collections of objects, images and sound recordings from Africa, Oceania, America and Asia assembled during the colonial era remain a troubling presence in our cultural institutions.

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