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Museums and Belonging

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMatters of Belonging
Subtitle of host publicationEthnographic Museums in a Changing Europe
EditorsWayne Modest, Nicholas Thomas, Doris Prlic, Claudia Augustat
Place of PublicationLeiden
PublisherSidestone Press
ISBN (Print)978-90-8890-777-7
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2018
EventSWICH conference: Museums, Citizenship and Belonging in a Changing Europe - Volkenkunde Museum and Centre for Research in Material Culture, Leiden, Netherlands
Duration: 24 Nov 201625 Nov 2016


ConferenceSWICH conference


I have been thinking about the legacy of colonialism ever since I landed on British shores from my home in Australia at age 22. Raised in Melbourne in the 1970s and 80s, I was well aware of its endemic racism and the fact that much of our schooling referred to landscapes I had never encountered and couldn't possibly imagine. I didn’t connect either fact to colonialism.


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