The Academy of Traces. Understanding, questioning and changing the past, present and future of colonial heritages is a programme aimed at young researchers, museum professionals and independent curators.
The programme will engage with the major societal challenges raised by colonial collections housed in Western museums – collections which are inextricably linked to a plurality of memories that are always sensitive and often painful.
The Academy of Traces 2024 will consist of two formats, running from January to March 2024.
1) An online seminar of 6 sessions // January to March 2024)
2) The Spring School, which will take place in Berlin // 18 to 24 March 2024, bringing together twelve participants from France, Germany, other European countries and African countries, as well as the organisational team and experts from the field.
The Traces Academy is open to Master 2, doctoral and post-doctoral students, as well as museum professionals and independent curators, resident in an African or European country.
The working language of the Academy of Traces is French.
The deadline for applications is 27 November 2023.
For more information and to apply, visit the Academy’s website: https://academiedestraces.com/
The Academy of Traces was initiated by a dialogue between researchers and professionals working in the fields of museums, heritage and heritage education in Europe and Africa. It is an initiative of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the Centre Marc Bloch Berlin, and the Ecole du Patrimoine Africain in Porto Novo.
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