About the Panels

PANEL 1: SETTLER COLONIALISM AND SLAVERY

What is the place of the U.S. in relation to global imperialism? In what ways have the dual histories of settler colonialism and slavery influenced collection and exhibition practices? What are the implications for the ways we think about and enact forms of decolonization and reparation?

Ciraj Rassool (University of the Western Cape, Iziko Museums of Cape Town)
Amy Lonetree (UCSC)
Pamela Geller (U-Miami)
Monique Scott (Bryn Mawr)

Moderator: Kathleen Brown (History, Penn)

PANEL 2: THE LEGACY OF NAGPRA

Discussion and Q&A, Moderated by Gwen Gordon (Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Wharton)

How has NAGPRA legislation impacted the development of legal processes for repatriation and other forms of reparation?  In what ways might we think about moving beyond NAGPRA?  In what ways must North American museum practitioners also grapple with questions of empire and slavery in thinking about meaningful processes of repair?

Jane Anderson (New York University)

Wayne Modest (Research Center for Material Culture, Museum Volkenkunde)

Alaka Wali (The Field Museum)

Ann Kakaliouras (Whittier College)

Rachel Watkins (American University)

ROUNDTABLE: DECOLONIZATION, INDIGENIZATION, AND ANTI-RACISM

In what ways have processes of decolonization, indigenization, and anti-racism been successfully implemented, and how might we build on these?

Wayne Modest (Research Center for Material Culture, Museum Volkenkunde)
Stephanie Cunningham (Co-Founder of Museum Hue)
Ryan Rice (OCAD)
Lucy Fowler-Williams (Penn Museum)
Ingrid Masondo (South African National Gallery)
Sonya Atalay (U Mass-Amherst)

Moderator: Margaret Bruchac (Anthropology, Penn)

FILMS AND DISCUSSION:

Dominique Santos (University of the Free State) featuring Unfixing the Museum

Matthias DeGroof (University of Antwerp) featuring Palimpsest of the Africa Museum

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