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Imagining Recuration

Imagining Recuration
Hosted by: Atelier Network # University of Edinburgh
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Date and Time
18th May 2018 14:00 - 18th May 2018 17:00
6th Floor Staff Room, Chrystal Macmillan Building

What is an ethnographic object? And how should these be displayed?

The anthropology department holds a number of ethnographic objects, collected and placed there by anthropologists from as early as the 1940s. Over the years, curation has fallen into disarray. The objects now sit together on a dusty set of shelves.

Whether and how to display these objects raises difficult questions. Any recuration must attend to both the history and character of the collection, and the disciplinary connection to colonialism.

This hands-on arts workshop invites you to explore these questions through making. Led by practising artists Fiona Hermse and Mike Anusas, participants will construct art works that speak to these issues. These artworks will form the basis of an on-going collaborative project to decide what to do with the original objects.

Art materials provided: just bring your imagination!

Please register here for free.

Edinburgh Students