Prof Laura Van Broekhoven and our Sharon Heal discuss disrupting hierarchies and taking steps to decolonise the Pitt Rivers Museum.
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Laura and Sharon
Prof Laura Van Broekhoven is the Director of the Pitt Rivers Museum and Professor of Museum Studies, Ethics and Material Culture at the University of Oxford. Previously, Laura led the curatorial department of the National Museum of World Cultures (Amsterdam, Leiden and Berg en Dal) and was a lecturer in archaeology, museum studies and indigenous heritage at the Faculty of Archaeology at Leiden University. Laura currently sits on the Museum Association’s decolonisation guidance working group and is a member of the Women Leaders in Museums Network (WLMN).
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Sharon Heal is the Director of the Museums Association. Its flagship campaign, Museums Change Lives, supports museums to create better places for us to live and work and provide space for reflection and debate. Sharon lectures on the history of museums, museum ethics, museums and social impact and museum activism. She is the Chair of the Museum of Homelessness and a trustee of Thackray Medical Museum.
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Presented by Sharon Heal :: Produced by Lucy Harland :: Recorded on Zoom during the pandemic – so please excuse sound quality!
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