Detail of a bookshelf within the installation ‘The American Library (Philanthropists)’ (2019) by British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare CBE, displayed at the 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, London. Photo: Carol Ann Dixon.

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books, journal articles and other publications discussing issues of decolonisation

In the spotlight this month:

“Decolonising the Curatorial Process” (2019) – a documentary film produced and directed by Dr Orson Nava (Ravensbourne University). In this 40-minute documentary a range of contributors examine the ways that decolonial activists, museologists, political scientists, historians and other scholar-activists from South Africa, Kenya and the UK are working with radical museum curators to challenge Eurocentric approaches to the study of history, and also to centre the experiences of communities from the global South who have been severely impacted by the racialised violence, cultural conflicts and legacies of the colonial past. Key case study institutions featured in the film include: Museum of London in Docklands, West India Quay, and the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford.

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