Decolonising the Archive: Power and Change in the Cultural Heritage Sector

Join us for this Creative Industries open lecture, delivered by artist Faisal Hussain.

Image of artist Faisal Hussain, at an art exhibition with others in the background

5.00pm - 5.45pm - play reading

Ahead of the debut performance at the North Wall Theatre, this table read debuts new work from academic  Antonia Mackay with an open table reading of a scene from her new play 'Three M'others' based on her research into motherhood during the pandemic and the digitisation of maternal healthcare.


6.00pm - 7.00pm - open lecture

In this open lecture, artist Faisal Hussain will discuss his work with South Asian diasporic communities across England, which aims to decolonise our museums by creating new archives and collecting diverse oral histories. The event will be chaired by Dr Helene Kazan, Senior Lecturer in Fine Art Theory at Oxford Brookes University. 

The lecture will discuss a decade of work in the arts and heritage sector in a range of roles, including as an artist and as a director of archival projects. We will consider the methods used in the collection of archive materials, and the detective work often involved in re-remembering cultural heritage. We will also look at examples of collections of objects and stories within the context of arts practice and public artwork produced in collaboration with institutions across the UK.


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