Decolonising Arts and Heritage

In this week's episode Leyla defines decolonising arts and heritage. What this means and how we can all play a part in shifting this sector. Continue Reading Decolonising Arts and Heritage

Welcome to the 243rd episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. This month’s podcast series is all about decolonisation. Today I am talking about decolonising arts and heritage.

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In today’s show on Decolonising Arts and Heritage

  • About my TEDx talk [00:41]
  • The definition of the arts and heritage sector. [01:23]
  • Why we should care about the arts and heritage sector. [04:33]
  • How decolonisation links to power in the arts and heritage sector. [05:26]
  • How we can contribute to declonising arts and heritage. [08:17]

Quotes on Decolonising Arts and Heritage

  • Heritage can support human connections, solidarity and resilience.
  • Most museums in the UK are and have been part of the legacy of colonialism.
  • Throughout history, museums have helped make the case for colonialism by collecting and cataloguing Empire.
  • Museums can and must play their role in righting past wrongs and creating a better world for all those affected by colonialism.
  • It’s really important to remember that colonialism is just a historical concept referring to the bygone days of the British Empire.

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