Trying out a new idea where I do a little link roundup of all the cool stuff I’ve seen or read lately. Sort of envisioning this as a biweekly or maybe monthly idea.
Colonialism and its legacies
I’ve been thinking a lot about colonialism in the museum as I continue to work with the archaeological archives here at work.
— Object Journeys BM (@ObjectJourneys) January 23, 2018
There is also more information about the process and idea behind the exhibition in this article
On the same subject, an excellent thread on twitter discusses the inherent violence in colonialism and its intersection with archaeology. I haven’t watched the complete seminar, but it’s available here
Still reflecting on Mairs' ICS seminar: Leonard Woolley, annoyed at a Turkish administrator's insistence on use of Turkish in bureaucracy at Carchemish, solved the problem by holding a gun to the man's head. Archaeology could be a form of colonial violence.
— Jen Baird (@JA_Baird) January 22, 2018
Also this thought provoking article on human remains in museum collections and the necessity of doing the work to acknowledge the past wrongs and return them.
Lots to check out in this twitter thread on what makes a good online museum collection.
[#musetech syllabus thread: week 3!] This week my "Museums and New Media" class explored online collections. We discussed how to publish *usable* collection information and explored openness as a value in museums.
— dana allen-greil (@danamuses) January 26, 2018
I’ve been seeing a lot more about ways to make our work relevant and useful. In particular I’m hoping to attend this conference, Archaeology and Social Justice, at Brown in march
And, I’m also looking forward to the new Scholars for Social Justice Project