Conversations on Europe: Decolonizing European Museums

Continuing our series on “Reckoning with the Past II” in Europe, this month’s installment looks at what it means to decolonize museums, how the issues at stake differ across Western and Eastern Europe, and what barriers exist. How do we measure success? Join our panel of experts, including activists, academics, and curators, in this wide-ranging conversation.


  • Dan Hicks
    Professor of Contemporary Archaeology
    University of Oxford
    Curator at the Pitt Rivers Museum, and a Fellow of St Cross College

  • Erica Lehrer
    Sociocultural anthropologist and curator
    Professor in the Departments of History and Sociology-Anthropology
    Founding Director of the Curating and Public Scholarship Lab (CaPSL)
    Concordia University

  • Sumaya Kassim
    Writer/Independent Researcher
    co-curator for Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery’s exhibition
    ‘Birmingham and the British Empire: The Past is Now’ (2017-18)

  • Aline Nyirahumure
    (The Flemish-African house Kuumba)

MODERATOR: Maureen Porter, University of Pittsburgh

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