YFED: Introduction to Decolonialising Collections

This webinar will introduce participants to an important but often mis-understood concept in the museum sector: decolonization. The creation of displays and development of narratives are not neutral actions, and the museum itself has a long history of colonial action. Using examples from museums in Yorkshire, this workshop will address ways in which museum staff should be mindful of how their displays re-enforce marginalising narratives and how we as practitioners can move towards more inclusive museum/heritage sites and stories of the past.

Facilitator: Dr Paul Edward Montgomery Ramírez. Paul Edward is a former postdoctoral research fellow at the Humanities Research Centre at the University of York and is currently an adjunct professor at Cleveland State University. His research focuses primarily upon decolonisation and heritage.