Cultural Spaces as Living Monuments
Critical Museology and Decolonizing the Museum
In collaboration with the Halifax based, SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council) funded Research Cluster “Memory Activism; Collaborative Processes of Counter-Memorialization”, faculty from NSCAD University and The University of King’s College will facilitate a two day workshop over Zoom. The workshop will bring together members of the arts community, students, museologists, and the general public. The purpose of this two-day workshop is to facilitate the opportunity to discuss an active process where participants reflect on the possibilities of museums as living monuments, acknowledging difficult histories through radical curation and accessibility. Through a series of presentations and research-creation activities, we will critically explore how public arts spaces can offer a safe space for new forms of collaboration and establish / explore / generate frameworks for decolonizing museology.
NOTE: In light of the newly implemented travel restrictions related to COVID-19, this workshop series will be moved online and hosted via Zoom. Find the full schedule, recorded Zoom video links to each workshop session, and the research creation responses below.
Confederation Centre for the Arts
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
November 28th - 29th 2020