Yates speaking at online conference “Global Provenance” 2 Feb

25 Jan 2021

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Dr Donna Yates and Dr Pierre Losson are presenting at a conference “Global Provenance” organised by the University of Bern, the Musée d’ethnographie de Genève, the Musée d’ethnographie de Neuchâtel and the Palais de Rumine. The conference will take place over multiple days, Dr Yates and Dr Losson will speaking on 2 February. Their talk is titled “”Demuseumification” and the return of Cultural Objects”. Using the return of an ancient Bolivian statuette from Bern as a discussion point, they consider how “demuseification” can subvert the expectation that a returned object remains in the realm of museums to acquire new societal and cultural functions. Full abstract of the talk and short video can be found here: http://www.palaisderumine.ch/expositions/exotic/provenance-globale/2-fevrier-2021/donna-yates-pierre-losson/

The conference “Global Provenance” proposes to revisit the heritages monopolized over the centuries, whatever their nature (human sciences, natural sciences), in the light of inclusive collaborations, in Switzerland and elsewhere in the world.

To register: Send an email to CLAIRE.BRIZON@IKG.UNIBE.CH (include your first and last name, your phone number)