Decolonial Perspectives on Museums and Curricula

A panel of activists, curators, researchers and educators shared experiences, insights and expertise in a wide-ranging discussion about approaches to decolonialism. 

How can universities, schools and museums work together to address colonialism and its legacies? What do these contexts and practices hold in common and what makes them distinct? What are the continued implications of the Black Lives Matter movement for organisations and individuals involved with education, culture and heritage? 

Panellists included:

  • Vinita Damadaran, Professor of Environmental History, Sussex. 
  • Sarah Naomi Lee, Creative Director, Plenty Productions, and Brighton and Hove Black History Group. 
  • Hedley Swain, CEO, Brighton Royal Pavilion and Museums Trust.
  • Orlene Badu, Education and Learning Consultant and Project Lead, The Diverse Curriculum: The Black Contribution

Chaired by Doug Haynes, Course Director, Liberal Arts, Sussex. 

Organised in collaboration with The Royal Pavilion and Museums Trust, Brighton.

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