Post-colonial perspectives: Playing a Role in Reforming our Museums | Anti-Racism Series | 24th September 2020 | 7pm
As protests and activism around the world call out for art institutions to take an active stance against systemic racism, bias, and structural inequality, our anti-racism event series sets out to explore what reform looks like across a number of art forms. How can we play a role in these conversations and what can institutions do to implement meaningful change?
First up is a panel discussion focusing on the visual art sector drawing together arts practitioners, researchers, and critics to focus on how individuals, specifically early career professionals in the arts, can play a role in advocating for reform.
Our panellists will use their experience to bring light to the following questions:
- How is it possible for museums to reframe narratives of colonialism, elitism, and racism?
- How should museums engage the stories and voices of a multicultural and diverse audience and what are examples of programmes that do this well?
- How can we be involved in this change?
Join us on Thursday 24 September on Zoom at 7pm for the panel discussion, which will include an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
Janine Francois is a Black Feminist Cultural Producer and Curator, her practice entails co-producing artistic and cultural work with marginalised and excluded artists with intersectional identities. Janine is interested in whiteness and race, whether (and how) institutions can care for us and how this informs questions of ethics of care, safer/braver spaces and social equity. These musings underpin her Ph.D which explores if Tate can be a safer space to discuss issues of race and cultural differences. Janine is now a Lecturer at Central Saint Martins, teaching on the BA Culture, Criticism and Curation course.