New Tools for Dismantling Colonial Practices in Museums

  • Tuesday, October 23, 2018
  • 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Pavilion F

Presenter(s): 

Noelle M.K.Y. Kahanu, Assistant Specialist, Public Humanities and Native Hawaiian Programs, University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Martina Dawley, Assistant Curator for American Indian Relations, Arizona State Museum

Moderator: 

Ben Garcia, Deputy Director, San Diego Museum of Man

Track: 

  • Community Engagement, Indigenous
How do we decolonize an institution when the tools available are also products of colonized thinking? Audre Lorde wrote about undoing racism, "The master's tools will never dismantle the master's house." This quote will be the jumping-off point for a discussion among colleagues working to decolonize museums in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Hawaii who have ideas about the new tools needed. #diggingdeeper