connecting diasporas

The RCMC and Imagine IC invite you to Ghana Thuis, a discussion on 14 December, 2017, moderated by Ghanaian-Dutch rapper, actor, spoken-word artist and host, Akwasi. 

To mark the 60 anniversary of Ghana’s independence in 1957, the RCMC along with Imagine IC organized a year-long series of events.

Diasporic Fashion Identities: beyond haute couture & street culture is a platform to explore themes such as style, representation, appropriation, kinship and identity in relation to the fashioned self and community.

How can the Museum re-imagine its role and responsibilities in the community in which it is embedded? In what ways can the Museum document and collect contemporary rituals and their material forms that propose alternative strategies of belonging in the city?

The importance of community engagement to the interpretation and conservation of museum objects is widely recognized. The role of museum objects in connecting a specific kind of community - for instance, the diaspora - has been examined to a far lesser extent. The Museum Volkenkunde’s waka project occupies a very special position in this regard.