Thursday, 23 January 2014

Conserving Collections of Conflict: Imperialism and Cultural Identity, by K. Gillette

'The Royal Museum for Central Africa in Belgium houses one of the most varied collections of zoological specimens and cultural artefacts from the Congo.  The collection, however, was compiled through the brutality of the Belgian colonization of the Congo.  This poster narrates the foundational history and causes for the loss of context in Congolese objects and offers observations on why and how a conservator should address this collection’s context.'

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