Dan Hicks (University of Oxford, Pitt Rivers Museum) prononcera en anglais une conférence autour de son remarquable ouvrage The Brutish Museums (Pluto Press, 2020) le lundi 7 novembre à 11 h 30 (UTC-5), dans le cadre de la série « Décoloniser les musées », présentée par le CELAT et ses partenaires. À ne pas manquer!
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Résumé / Abstract
In November 2020, Dan Hicks published with Pluto Press his important work The Brutish Museums. The Benin Bronzes, Colonial Violence and Cultural Restitution, which was named by The New York Times one of the best art books of 2020. The publisher’s website states: “The Brutish Museums sits at the heart of a heated debate about cultural restitution, repatriation and the decolonisation of museums. Since its first publication, museums across the western world have begun to return their Bronzes to Nigeria, heralding a new era in the way we understand the collections of empire we once took for granted.” In this presentation, Dan Hicks will open the discussion around his seminal book.
Notice biographique / Bio
Dan Hicks (FSA, MCIfA) is Professor of Contemporary Archaeology at the University of Oxford, Curator at the Pitt Rivers Museum, and a Fellow of St Cross College, Oxford. He works on the material and visual culture of the human past, up to and including the modern, colonial, contemporary and digital world, and on the history of archaeology, anthropology art, and architecture.
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