Thursday 20 June, 18:30
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June 2024
Thursday 20
18:30 - 20:00

Geneva's heritage collections: how exotic are they?

Colonial Geneva?
Thursday 20 June, 18:30
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Bibliothèque de Genève

The collection of documents and objects from outside Europe, and their transfer to or by Geneva's cultural institutions, is the basis of an exceptional heritage. What do we know about these "exotic" collections, and how can we continue or redirect this work?
Moderator: Vincent Fontana (Musée d'Yverdon et région et région)

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Program in partnership with the Haute école de musique, whose students offer a musical welcome at 6:10 p.m.
Although colonial ideology developed in many European countries during the 19th century, it is now facing severe questioning and legitimate challenges.
Between restitutions of heritage in museum collections, reflections on urban toponymy, and work on language and writing, today's societies are launching debates on the reception and interpretation of their past.
Through this cycle entitled Colonial Geneva? Mémoires et patrimoines, the Bibliothèque de Genève and the Maison de l'histoire de l'Université de Genève invite you to debate and reflect.

Patrick Bungener (CJB), Floriane Morin (MEG), Isabelle Naef Galuba (Ariana) and Fred Stauffer (CJB)
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Is history written by the victors ? (expression rights), Yesterday or today ? (Intemporality of artwork), Copy or original ? (author rights), Does science bring more questions thant answers ? (science), Yesterday's stars are they that different from contemporary ones ? (history / politics)

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