Feb 17 & 19 – Colonial Archives and Decolonial Museology panel discussions

We will be hosting two panel discussions about colonial archives and decolonial museology.  Both will be presented via Zoom, and registration is required.

February 17:

Indigenous Epistemologies: Restorative Justice in Settler-Colonial Collections

This panel will consider collections relating to Native American past, present and future. Panelists will discuss decolonizing museum practices, settler-colonialism visually presented in postcards of Native American people, and projects at the UM Matthaei Botanical Garden that have deep connections to indigenous culture and agriculture.


February 19:

Colonial Archives and Decolonial Museology: The National Museum of the Philippines and Philippine Collections at the University of Michigan

The panel engages with UM’s Philippine Collections, which include everything from papers of US colonial officers in the Philippines to thousands of photographs, from funerary objects in the Museum of Anthropological Archaeology to type specimens in the Museum of Zoology and plants in the Herbarium.