March 1 – Interpreting Objects and Exhibitions at the National Museum of Eritrea

Speaker:  Timnet Gedar (PhD candidate, History)

When:  12:00 pm on Friday, March 1

Where: UM Museum of Art Multi-Purpose Room (125)


The presenter weaves together a history of the Eritrean war for independence with the practical work of writing object labels and exhibit introductions at the National Museum of Eritrea in order to understand the meaning and challenges of interpretive content at museums — especially museums in a postcolonial African setting.