From April 24-26, 2017, scholars, students, curators, and members of the Halifax community attended a two day workshop on Re-thinking the Museum through Collaboration and Community-Based Curatorial Practices, organized and hosted by Thinking through the Museum project team.
Alongside visits to local museums, public artworks and walking tours featuring diverse histories of immigration, colonial settlement, and resistance, the workshop held multidirectional conversations that implicate these histories in one another, and in present day relationships.
Click here for the full Halifax Workshop Description.
Click here to view a photo gallery featuring photos below from the workshop’s activities including:
- A keynote lecture from Dr. Jennifer Scott (Jane Addams Hull-House Museum): “Centering Outrage: Engaging Marginalized Histories in Museums”
- A tour of the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
- A keynote lecture from Dr. Karine Duhamel (Canadian Museum for Human Rights): “Kanata/Canada: Re-storying ‘Canada 150’ at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights”
- A walking tour, titled “Walking the Debris Field: Public Geographies of the Halifax Explosion at Turtle Grove” (Narratives in Space + Time Society)
- A tour of the Africville Museum
- General workshop photos