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May 2024
Thursday 30
18:30 - 20:00

Colonialism and heritage: towards which museums?

Colonial Geneva?
Thursday 30 May, 18:30Passed
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Bibliothèque de Genève

Identifying the provenance of the various heritage collections held by museum institutions is at the heart of a social debate concerning their decolonization. What is at stake in this far-reaching questioning of long-accepted practices?
Moderator: Carine Ayélé Durand (MEG)

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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.

Fabio Rossinelli (University of Italian Switzerland) and Estelle Sohier (UNIGE)
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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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