August 22, 2018
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DECOLONISING MUSEUMS

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188 pages, 2015
Decolonising Museums, the second thematic issue of L'Internationale Online, offers a range of critical voices that address colonial legacies and mindsets, which are still very rooted and present in museum institutions across Europe and beyond.

Contributors to this issue: Nana Adusei-Poku, Walter Benjamin, Christiane Berndes, Ana Bigotte Vieira, Colin Siyuan Chinnery, Clémentine Deliss, Francisco Godoy Vega, Ainhoa González, Nav Haq, Lola Hinojosa, Mirjam Kooiman, Daniela Ortiz, Rasha Salti, Madina Tlostanova, Jan De Vree, Vivian Ziherl.

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Chapters:



  • Introduction
  • The Invisible and the Visible. Identity Politics and the Economy of Reproduction in Art
  • Collecting Life's Unknowns
  • "Decolonising Museums" through the lens of the collections and archives of the members of L'Internationale
  • From the collection of the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
  • The Dutch VOC mentality. Cultural Policy as a Business Model
  • Catch Me, If You Can!
  • From the collection of M HKA, Antwerpen
  • "I guess you guys aren't ready for that yet... but your kids are gonna love it"
  • The Culture of Coloniality
  • The Border of the "Fourth World"
  • 1989 - 1992. Myth and Magic
  • Columbus, How Do I Get Rid of My Hangover?
  • From the collection of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
  • A Salt Box and a Bracelet Conversing with a Painting. Decolonising a Post-Soviet Museum in the Caucasus
  • From the collection of MG+MSUM, Ljubljana
  • Around the Postcolony and the Museum. Curatorial Practice and Decolonizing Exhibition Histories
  • From the Collection of MACBA, Barcelona
  • Institutional Fever in China
  • Frontier Imaginaries
  • Interview: Forced Closures
  • What do we talk about when we talk about decolonisation? Interview with Rachel O'Reilly
  • Biographies