Tuesday 25 June 2019, 14:30-17:00, Birkbeck, University of London

Room G03, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD

How can archives and collections be more openly available to indigenous researchers? What are the potentialities and drawbacks of digital knowledge bases? What is the role of historic collections to contemporary indigenous peoples? How can indigenous knowledge be displayed on a par with scientific knowledge?

This round-table brings together European and Brazilian researchers and curators, including indigenous researchers, to discuss ways of advancing co-curatorship on Latin American collections in European archives and museums.

Speakers include: Andrea Scholz (Ethnological Museum Berlin), Mariana Françozo (Leiden University), Nildo Fontes (FOIRN, Federation of the Indigenous Organizations of Rio Negro), Aloisio Cabalzar (ISA, Socio-environmental Institute), William Milliken (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew), Mark Nesbitt (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew), Viviane Kruel (Rio de Janeiro Botanic Garden), João Pacheco (National Museum, Rio de Janeiro), Laura Osorio Sunnucks (British Museum).

Chair: Luciana Martins (Birkbeck)

14:30 – 14:40  Introduction

14:40 – 15:40  Short presentations

15:40 – 16:00  Coffee break

16:00 – 17:00 Discussion

This round-table forms part of the research project ‘Digital repatriation of biocultural collections: connecting scientific and indigenous communities of knowledge in Amazonia’, funded by a British Academy Knowledge Frontiers award.

This event is free and open to all. Postgraduate students are particularly welcome.

This event is a collaboration between CILAVS and Birkbeck’s Centre for Museum Cultures.