Conférence « Facing Our Histories: Ethical Stewardship at the Harvard Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology » par Jane Pickering – 27 octobre 2022

L’IPAC et ses partenaires vous invitent à assister à la conférence « Facing Our Histories: Ethical Stewardship at the Harvard Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology », qui sera présentée sur Zoom par Jane Pickering (Peabody Museum, Université Harvard) le jeudi 27 octobre à 11 h 30 (UTC-4). L’activité s’inscrit dans la série de conférences « Décoloniser les musées », sous la direction de nos membres Yves Bergeron, Jean-François Gauvin, Habib Saidi et Laurier Turgeon. Au plaisir de vous y voir!

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Résumé / Abstract
« Anthropology museums must confront their role at the center of some of the most complex and challenging questions facing museums today. As European colonizers spread across the globe, their museums directly benefitted from collecting practices that alienated cultural heritage from their communities and promoted the view that their bodies and cultural items were repositories of data. Ethical stewardship of the collections requires the Peabody to confront these legacies that are embedded in how collections have been acquired, described, and used in exhibitions, teaching and research. The Museum must develop an institutional orientation toward transparent conversations with communities based in active listening, sharing authority, and commitment to collaboration. To begin to repair the harm caused and aim to provide space for healing and understanding, we need to approach communities with humility and privilege their wishes if we are to implement culturally responsive care and interpretation. »

Notice biographique / Bio
« Jane Pickering was appointed as the William and Muriel Seabury Howells Director of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology in July 2019. […] She [had] moved to Harvard in January 2013, to become the Executive Director of the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture, a partnership of six Harvard museums that is responsible for the public face of the museums as well as initiatives that serve the Harvard community. During her career, Jane has focused on the unique opportunities available to university museums to serve communities both on and off campus, through her work as an administrator as well as leadership of collection-based projects, exhibitions, and the development of innovative programs in informal education. »
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