This session includes brief talks, followed by a roundtable discussion, by academics and museum professionals who focus on Dutch and American art and history. Speakers will discuss specific objects—ranging from the 17th to the 21st century—that have posed interpretive and museological challenges. They will also present new possibilities for considering the relationship between slavery’s past and present-day racial injustice.
Introductions Rachel Burke, Ph.D. candidate, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University
Speakers: Justin Brown (panelist and moderator), Ph.D. candidate, Department of the History of Art, Yale University
Ana Lucia Araujo, Full Professor and Associate Chair, Department of History, Howard University
Makeda Best, Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography, Harvard Art Museums
Nancy Jouwe, Chairwoman, BAK (basis voor actuele kunst) Supervisory Board, Utrecht; co-founder, Framer Framed; and co-founder, Mapping Slavery
Imara Limon, Curator, Amsterdam Museum
Adam Tessier, Barbara and Theodore Alfond Director of Interpretation, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Lea van der Vinde, Curator, Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis
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Please also join HAM for the other sessions in this series (all times Eastern): Part 2, Friday, April 16, 1:00pm Part 3, Friday, April 23, 11:00am Part 4, Friday, April 23, 1:00pm
Separate registration is required for each portion of the program.
Art Museums and the Legacies of the Dutch Slave Trade: Curating Histories, Envisioning Futures is organized by Sarah Mallory, Kéla Jackson, and Rachel Burke, all doctoral students in Harvard University’s Department of History of Art and Architecture, and Joanna Sheers Seidenstein, the Stanley H. Durwood Foundation Curatorial Fellow in the Division of European and American Art, at the Harvard Art Museums.