The international conference “Settler Colonialism, Slavery, and the Problem of Decolonizing Museums” is organized by the Center for Experimental Ethnography and will take place as a hybrid conference at the Penn Museum, 20-23 October 2021, with limited live evening discussions and events, and virtual attendance at all events. You can currently register for tickets at all conference events, using the buttons below.
The conference will open on Wednesday, 20 October and will run through Saturday. On Wednesday, we will start with synchronous virtual welcomes from the director of the Penn Museum and the director of the Center for Experimental Ethnography. These will be followed by our keynote speaker, Laura Van Broekhoven (Director, Pitt Rivers Museum). Panelist presentations will be pre-recorded (15-20 minutes) and posted to our website, and each of the remaining days we will convene for a synchronous moderated discussion and Q&A (at noon, EST). Each evening, we will also offer live events specific to the Penn and Philadelphia museum community, and these will also be streamed.