The Future of Africa-Based Curatorial Practice Keynote - Ciraj Rassool


Thursday, June 23, 2022, 9:00am to 10:00am


Location Harvard Art Museums - 480 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Future of Africa-Based Curatorial Practice Workshop Keynote with Ciraj Rassool, Professor at University of the Western Cape

Ciraj Rassool is Senior Professor of History at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), where he also directs the African Programme in Museum and Heritage Studies. Among his latest publications are Unsettled History: Making South African Public Pasts (Ann Arbor, 2017), written with Leslie Witz and Gary Minkley; and Missing and Missed: Subject, Politics, Memorialisation (published as Kronos: southern african histories, 44, 2018), co-edited with Nicky Rousseau and Riedwaan Moosage. At UWC, He directs the Remaking Societies, Remaking Persons Supranational Forum. He is one of the principal investigators of the international collaborative research projects, ‘Action for Restitution to Africa’, and ‘Re-connecting “Objects”: Epistemic Plurality and Transformative Practices in and beyond Museums’ He is a member of the new South African National Advisory Board for Restitution and Repatriation. He is also a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the study of the Von Luschan Collection at the State Museums of Berlin and of the Advisory Board of the Alexander Ecker Collection at Albert Ludwig University, Freiburg, Germany. He served on the boards of the District Six Museum, Iziko Museums of South Africa, the South African Heritage Resources Agency and the National Heritage Council. He also previously chaired the Scientific Committee of the International Council of African Museums (AFRICOM) and was a member of the High Level Advisory Committee on Museums for UNESCO.

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ORGANIZERS: Harvard Center for African Studies, Harvard Art Museums, the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art, and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology