Conversations on Europe: “Reckoning with the Past II: Decolonizing European Museums”

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For this second Conversations on Europe, join our experts for an interactive virtual roundtable discussion on “Reckoning with the Past II: Decolonizing European Museums.”

Continuing our series on “Reckoning with the Past” in Europe, this month’s installment looks at what it means to decolonize museums, how the issues at stake differ across Western and Eastern Europe, and what barriers exist. How do we measure success? Join our panel of experts, including activists, academics, and curators, in this wide-ranging conversation.


ImageDan Hicks Professor of Contemporary Archaeology University of Oxford Curator at the Pitt Rivers Museum, and a Fellow of St Cross College

ImageSumaya Kassim Writer/Independent Researcher co-curator for Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery’s exhibition ‘Birmingham and the British Empire: The Past is Now’ (2017-18)

ImageErica Lehrer Sociocultural anthropologist and curator Professor in the Departments of History and Sociology-Anthropology Founding Director of the Curating and Public Scholarship Lab (CaPSL) Concordia University

ImageAline Nyirahumure
(The Flemish-African house Kuumba)


ImageMaureen Porter
Associate Professor
Anthropologist of education
School of Education
University of Pittsburgh

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Hosted by European Studies Center, a Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh

Co-sponsors and participating centers: The Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence at Florida International University, the Center for European Studies at the University of Florida, the Center for European and Transatlantic Studies at Georgia Tech, and the European Union Center at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union