David Olusoga

David Olusoga confirmed as Manchester 2017 keynote

Patrick Steel, 14.08.2017
Historian and broadcaster will discuss role of public history
Historian and broadcaster David Olusoga will be giving a keynote speech at the Museums Association (MA) Conference in Manchester on 17 November.

Olusoga, the author of Black and British: A Forgotten History, which was also a BBC series of the same name, will discuss the role of public history and how museums and broadcasters might work together in the future.

A co-presenter of the forthcoming Civilisations BBC series alongside Simon Schama and Mary Beard, Olusoga has written extensively about the legacy of the British empire, European colonialism and the international slave trade.

He is a regular writer for The Guardian and his books include The Kaiser's Holocaust: Germany's Forgotten Genocide and the Colonial Roots of Nazism and The World’s War.

Other keynotes at the conference include poet Lemn Sissay and comedian Francesca Martine.

The themes for this year’s conference are audiences; collections and workforce. The conference fee also includes a programme of tours and events on Saturday 18 November.

Venues taking part include Manchester Art Gallery; Manchester Museum; Whitworth art gallery and the National Football Museum.

The conference takes place at Manchester Central from 16-18 November.

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Jonathan Gammond
Access , Wrexham County Borough Museum
17.08.2017, 23:57
I think I might have to gatecrash the event after all - just to hear David Olusoga! He provided some good commentary alongside the Passchendaele commemorations and stopped it being too predictable.