MENII Memories, MENII Voices WorkshopOctober 2, 2023
CHESTER BEATTY, DUBLIN. FRIDAY 20 OCTOBER | 11:00 – 15:30
Irish Museums Association (IMA) – Queens University Belfast (QUB)
Presented as part of a one-year public engagement project working with meaningful objects led by a QUB – IMA – ArtsEkta partnership. This workshop will bring a small group of museum professionals together to sensitively explore the topics of colonialism, imperialism and decolonisation through museum objects and to learn from one another about how they are approaching these themes or any issues that they raise, both for themselves and for communities that they work with.
The workshop will cover the following:
- Introduction to MMMV2 from Queen’s University Belfast and the Irish Museums Association.
- Introduction to current practice within the Chester Beatty.
- Object Study session in the Reading Room with the Chester Beatty staff, examining relevant case studies
- Participants discussion on the representation of empire and colonialism in their museum collections or research, and their understanding of best practice as well as their concerns or development needs.
- Group discussion of what ‘decolonisation’ means in an Irish / Northern Irish museum context.
A contribution towards travel costs will be extended to participants and lunch will be provided.
If you are interested in participating in the MENII Memories, MENII Voices (MMMV) workshop, please register your interest on this link by Thursday 5th October. Priority will be given to IMA members, NIMC members and MSPI participants. Following the close of this deadline, places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. It is envisioned that a second workshop will take place in Derry in March 2024, with priority attendance given to those who have attended this workshop at the Chester Beatty.
MENII Memories, MENII Voices Click here for further information on the MENII Memories, MENII Voices project. The project partners would like to acknowledge and thank the Chester Beatty for their support of this workshop.