The Post/Colonial Museum: Rethinking the Past, Collecting the Present
DCNtR Debate #3. The Post/Colonial Museum
A conversation with Dr. Silvie Memel-Kassi, former Director of the Musée des Civilisations, Abidjan, and currently Directrice Générale de la Culture de Côte d’Ivoire, Nanette J. Snoep, Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum, Cologne and Martin Zillinger Nanette J. Snoep (N.J.S.) & Martin Zillinger (M.Z.): In your work you’ve always stressed that the museum is a space of memory […]
Africa’s Fight for Its Art
A Conversation between Bénédicte Savoy and Nanette Snoep.
In her latest book “Africa’s Fight for its Art. Geschichte einer Postkolonialen Niederlage” (History of a Post-Colonial Defeat), Bénédicte Savoy, the French art historian and expert in the field of restitution, traces the struggle of African states for the return of their artworks stolen by the European colonial rulers, which has now lasted over 50 […]