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The Future of the Dutch Colonial Past

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vr 22 december 2023

Download hier de kritische essay bundel 'The Future of the Dutch Colonial Past: Curating Heritage, Art and Activism'

The book before you is born out of a shared need to (self-)critically reflect on the ways in which Dutch museums, archives, and universities have been engaging with the Dutch colonial past. The aim is to initiate and add to discourse, share ideas, and discuss the challenges and lessons we have learned. In addition, we aim to make this knowledge accessible worldwide. To achieve this, we are guided by questions such as: What are the colonial histories that have been represented (and critiqued) by our cultural and academic institutions? How are they being represented and what is their impact on society? What role do we have as museums and universities in changing the narratives? And where and when should we make space for the voices of artists and activists?

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Round Table Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Curatorial Practices
  • Chapter 2: Artistic and Theoretical Practices
  • Chapter 3: Activism Inside/Outside Institutions
  • Chapter 4: Repair and Redress
  • Conclusion

With contributions by (in order of appearance): 
Margriet Schavemaker, Wayne Modest, Pepijn Brandon, Emma van Bijnen, Karwan Fatah-Black, Annemarie de Wildt, Rowan Stol, Rosemarie Buikema, Astrid Kerchman, Rita Ouédraogo, Valika Smeulders, Rochelle van Maanen, Imara Limon, meLê yamomo, Barbara Titus, Liedeke Plate, Vicky J. Fisher, Farida Nabibaks, Madelief Feenstra, Mikki Stelder, Jennifer Tosch, Hicham Khalidi, Jessica De Abreu, Isabelle Britto, Mitchell Esajas, Tirza Balk, Gloria Wekker, Chihiro Geuzebroek, Carine Zaayman, Caroline Drieënhuizen, Catherine Lu, Clementine Deliss, Rolando Vázquez, Bambang Purwanto, Naazima Kamardeen, Susan Legêne, Raul Balai.

Editors: Margriet Schavemaker, Wayne Modest, Pepijn Brandon, Karwan Fatah-Black, Imara Limon, Emma van Bijnen
Editorial assistance: Esmee Schoutens, Rowan Stol, Elin Immerzeel, Julia Bakker
Design: Raul Balai
Published by: Amsterdam University Press 2023

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