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SciCafe: Museums and Race

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Egyptian display in the Hall of African Peoples. R. Mickens/© AMNH
What is the role of museums in perpetuating and disrupting racial hierarchies?

Anthropologist Monique Scott, who specializes in studying how diverse museum visitors make meaning of race and culture in museums, particularly representations of Africa and people of African descent, leads this SciCafe. She will share her recent research about representation of Africa in museums, traditionally white institutions, and explore the tension between African objects collected as art or as artifact in some of the country’s oldest museums.

How to Watch

Please RSVP for this free program, and the link to view will be included in your confirmation email.

This program will be presented on Zoom. Please install Zoom in advance to ensure you don’t miss any of the program. You can download Zoom by clicking here or by downloading for your mobile device or tablet from the App Store or Google Play.


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