Heritage

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?

Alternative Histories addresses ongoing questions surrounding the uses of the past in the present. This research area explores the relation between history and practices of ethnographic representation, questions of temporalities within ethnographic museum practices, as well as the politics of history, heritage, erasure and memory.