Decolonising The Hunterian

Issued: Tue, 27 Aug 2019 08:00:00 BST

Thursday 31 October 2019
5.30pm - 7.00pm
Kelvin Gallery

As part of Black History Month The Hunterian will offer an evening of discussions around decolonising our collections, moderated by Dr. Peggy Brunache, Lecturer in the History of Slavery. 

Director of The Hunterian, Steph Scholten will give an introductory contextualising talk on 'Decolonising The Hunterian' followed by two short case studies.

Curator for Archaeology & World Cultures, Andy Mills will discuss some of the African masterpieces in The Hunterian’s World Cultures collection.

Dr. Lola Sanchez-Jáuregui, William Hunter Curator, will discuss the case of Alexander MacFarlane, merchant and slave owner in Jamaica, and his bequest of astronomical instruments to the University of Glasgow.

A Q&A will follow. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the Hunterian Museum. 

We are live-streaming this event, you can watch and listen to it here

Dr Peggy Brunache is a lecturer in the history of Atlantic slavery at the University of Glasgow. Born in Miami to Haitian parents, she trained and worked as an historical archaeologist with a focus on slave plantation studies, the African diaspora and the transatlantic slave trade, working on archaeological projects in Benin, West Africa, Guadeloupe, and various sites in the United States. 

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