Rosalind Morris Delivers Keynote at RCMC Caring Matters/Extraction
Professor and Anthropologist Rosalind Morris recently delivered the keynote lecture at the confference Caring Matters/Extraction on September 23rd, hosted by the Research Center for Material Culture (RCMC) in Leiden, Netherlands.
Caring Matters/Extraction is part of the international collaborative research project Taking Care – Ethnographic and World Cultures Museums as Spaces of Care. “Caring Matters” is a workshop series hosted by RCMC.
“Our hope is that this workshop, like the Taking Care project as a whole, will open museums up to contribute more critically to how we understand the brutal legacies of colonialism on our earth and learn to better pay attention to the wisdom that peoples the world over have nurtured, adapted, and applied to dealing with such violence. Indeed, our hope is to fashion more caring and careful museum practices. Central to these speculations is to ask how to do this without re-inscribing earlier exploitative orders and imperial rights.”
Professor Morris’ talk was entitled “Holdings” and Professor Morris also led a workshop for curators from across the continent.