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A home for video content exploring decolonial practice in museums. Hear from practitioners, changemakers and advocates of decolonisation in our sector.

From De-colonial to Anti-colonial
This short film by Aksana Khan reflects on how the seismic events of 2020 have impacted the arts, museum and heritage sectors, and what remains to be done.
Decolonising the Database
For the Collections Trust, Errol Francis, Artistic Director and CEO of Culture&, argues that museums must acknowledge the power dynamics at work in collections databases if they are to meet the challenges set out in Culture&'s Black Lives Matter Charter.
Museum in Progress: Decolonizing Museums
In this talk for TEDxKingLincolnBronzeville, Hannah Mason-Macklin shares a new initiative used to decentre whiteness and western values in a recent exhibition of West African objects from the 19th and 20th centuries.
Can the museum be decolonised?
From the Stuart Hall Foundation and the Centre on the Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE) with speakers Bridget Bryne, Orsod Malik, Ahdaf Soueif, Mohammed Ali, Sado Jirde and Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan.
Imagining a Museum of British Colonialism
Confronting Britain’s past, including its heritage of colonialism and slavery, is a necessary but uncomfortable national reckoning that needs to take place. William Dalrymple, Priyamvada Gopal, Nana Oforiatta Ayim and Chao Tayiana consider and confront these questions with chair Renée Landell.
Decolonising Cultural Spaces: the Living Cultures Project
A full-length documentary, part of the Living Cultures project coordinated by InsightShare, Oltoilo la Maa (Voice of the Maasai) and Pitt Rivers Museum at the University of Oxford in partnership with MAA Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Cambridge.
Repatriation and restitution
Exploring case studies of relationships between university museums and source communities who are working on the restitution and repatriation of museum objects.
What do we mean by decolonise?
Examining the origins of the word decolonise, what museums and galleries seem to think it means, and if that holds true with its wider meaning.
The end of empire?
Reviewing different approaches to understanding, sharing and democratising collections and institutions to expose the difficult stories behind our major institutions and collections.

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