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Interpreting Objects and Exhibitions at the National Museum of Eritrea

March 1, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Date:  Friday, March 1

Time:  12:00 pm

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

Presenter:  Timnet Gedar (PhD candidate, History)

Interpreting Objects and Exhibitions at the National Museum of Eritrea

The National Museum of Eritrea was established in 1992, a year after the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front earned victory in a thirty-year war for independence. This history has shaped the nature of exhibits and interpretation at the museum in ways that both limit outcomes and allow for creativity. In this presentation, I weave together this history with my practical work of writing object labels and exhibit introductions in order to understand the meaning and challenges of interpretive content at museums — especially museums in a postcolonial African setting.




March 1, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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