Due to unforeseen circumstances, this lecture has been postponed to Tuesday 2nd August. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience that this change may make.
Most museums are monuments to a system that privileges some people over others and creates a narrative about the identity of nations or cities that institutions seek to project and protect. “Curating Discomfort” puts forward discomforting provocations and interventions to help us to understand that museums have perpetuated ideologies of white supremacy: a political, economic and cultural system in which white western ideas control the power of the texts, the material resources and the actions that continue to underpin notions of cultural superiority.
Zandra Yeaman, the Curator of Discomfort at the Hunterian, University of Glasgow, will present a case study of the Curating Discomfort Intervention currently on display in the museum.