Future of Africa-based Curatorial Practice Workshop

During this workshop, we will explore the state of curatorial practice in Africa and identify trends and areas for growth. The objective is to examine key themes in curatorial practice from an African perspective, survey the landscape of curatorial enterprise review models that have emerged over the past two decades, and to inquire how institutions like Harvard – with world-class museums and galleries and a leading Center for African Studies – can be partners in the research and study of African artistic and curatorial thought and practice.

We hope you will join us in this timely discussion on how to invest in African art curators intellectually by incorporating them into the academic environment of the university and its teaching and research mission, and technically by working through museums and galleries at Harvard to expand their curatorial capacity and professional networks.


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 and will be held at the Harvard Art Museums.


FULL AGENDA: https://africa.harvard.edu/files/african-studies/files/the_future_of_afr...


RECORDINGS: https://vimeo.com/showcase/9697212



  • African Export-Import Bank
  • Avram Levy
  • Emengini Institute for Comparative Global Studies
  • Joe and Jeri Hammer
  • Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi


We look forward to welcoming you to the public portion of the workshop. You can RSVP for the two public keynotes by Ciraj Rassool and Koyo Kouoh below on June 23 and 24 at 9am each day at the Harvard Art Museums (480 Broadway Entrance, Cambridge, MA 02138). Should you be interested in the workshop portion of the proceedings, please contact us by e-mail (li-ming_pan@fas.harvard.edu) for more information.

You can join virtually here: https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Szhcz_8LRRSFXjgFc6VUNw

Ciraj Poster


Koyo Poster