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Matters of Care: In Conversation with Subhadra Das
How can ethnographic and world cultures museums use their collections and galleries as spaces which create active discussion around the impact of humans on the planet, while also highlighting what long-term perspectives can tell us about sustainability for developing positive futures? The project TAKING CARE explores the connections between ethnographic collections and questions regarding the climate crisis, the Anthropocene and issues related to the afterlives of colonialism (https://takingcareproject.eu/).

In the fifth week of the Matters of Care: Museum futures in times of planetary precarity conference series, keynote speaker Subhadra Das asks us the fundamental question: What is a Museum For? In conversation with Marenka Thompson-Odlum, Subhadra asks us to question our museums, collections, and stories that we tell.

May 12, 2021 02:00 PM in London

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Subhadra Das
Subhadra Das is a writer, historian, broadcaster, comedian and museum curator. Her main area of research is the history and philosophy of science and medicine in the 18th and 19th centuries, particularly in the science of race and eugenics. She uses museum objects to tell decolonial stories in engaging and affirming ways.
Marenka Thompson-Odlum
Marenka is a Research Associate at the Pitt Rivers Museum and a doctoral candidate at the University of Glasgow. Her doctoral research explores Glasgow’s role in the trans-Atlantic slave trade through the material culture housed at Glasgow Museums.  At the Pitt Rivers Museum, she is the researcher on the Labelling Matters project, which investigates the problematic use of language within museum displays.