12.12.2022 Divergent Conservation. Discussing preservation and transmission of collections of colonial provenance

Museum conservation in the West has long focused on the physical preservation of objects. Today, the regime of patrimonialization is being questioned and challenged in many ways. If collecting, storing, and exhibiting have participated as epistemological tools in the classification of the world, can these artifacts be reconnected to living practices? What changes are needed for concerned communities to take agency in storage? How can we rethink cultural transmission and reconceive the role of museum collections without reconducting the cultural hegemonies inscribed in their history? The international encounters will debate how conservation approaches and conceptions can be transformed by opening them up to multiple, even divergent, approaches.


Agenda de l'INHA - Conservations divergentes. Préservation et transmission des collections de provenance coloniale en débat