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Museums, Artifacts, and Memories Locked Behind Glass

January 27, 2012 — 

On Monday, January 30 from 2:30 – 4:00pm, Dr. Marlene Atleo will speak at the Faculty of Law’s CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS: THE IDEA OF A HUMAN RIGHTS MUSEUM seminar series.

Dr. Atleo’s lecture, Sacred sites in the territory: Gifts/Artifacts in my  cupboard: Memorials in the museum, will address the issues of institutionalizing memory, and it’s impact on the families and individuals who must endure their artifacts and memories locked behind glass for public display.

In her presentation, Dr. Atleo will bring together the ideas of sacred sites of territories in which peoples developed memory, the potlatch gifts in her cupboards and the artifacts in museums all over the world that have been circulated in the same way and ask How does individual and family memory contribute to interest convergence of the whole from the bottom up rather than the top down?

For more information about this event visit the Faculty of Law Event Calendar.

For more information about Dr. Marlene Atleo, see her website or visit her academic profile at the University of Manitoba.

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