Questioning Boxes: Migration, Transnationalism, and Cultural Fluidity in the Museum

  • Allison Adler, Anthropology
    Coach House, Green College, UBC
    Monday, January 23, 8-9 pm
    in the series
    Green College Resident Members' Series
  • Historically, museums in the West have played a role in reflecting abstract ideas of a “pure” national identity that reinforce borders and exclusionary ideas of belonging. However, this role is being increasingly questioned as museums move to address transcultural issues, such as migration, and serve as spaces of experimentation and debate for a wider, ever-shifting public. This talk will focus on the history of the Western museum and how museums are now using exhibitions to question boundaries in light of globalization.
  • Unless otherwise noted, all of our lectures are free to attend and do not require registration.


January 23rd, 2017 8:00 PM through  9:00 PM
Coach House
6201 Cecil Green Park Rd
Green College, UBC
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
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