Friday, February 19, 2016

Videoconference: "Whose Legacy? Museums and National Heritage Debates”

By Raphaela Berding

On Tuesday, February 16 the EUC co-sponsored the Dialogue on Europe Videoconference organized by the European Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh.

The most recent videoconference organized by the European Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh had a theme related "Whose Legacy? Museums and National Heritage Debates” and the expert panel discussed the ethical and legal questions museums in the Europe and North America face in the on-going debates over art repatriation, conservation, and national vs. universal heritage.

The EU Center is proud that the University of Illinois contributed significantly to the fruitful discussion. Susan Frankenberg was part of the panel of experts hat kept the discussion alive. Frankenberg worked as curator of Archaeology at the University of Tennessee for 11 years before coming to Illinois, and works at the University of Illinois as the Program Coordinator of Museum Studies at the Department of Anthropology since 2007.

The list of panelists, according to the official University of Pittsburgh YouTube account, included:
Dr. Erin Peters, Joint Lecturer in Curatorial Studies in History of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh and Assistant Curator in the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh; Dr. Neil Brodie, author of Trafficking Culture and writer of the blog www.marketmassdestruction.com; Dr. Susan R. Frankenberg, Program Coordinator, Museum Studies of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Dr. Sophie Vigneron, Senior Lecturer, Kent Law School, University of Kent (invited)

The next videoconference will be held on March 22. Its theme will be “Greece and the EU: A Way Forward?” The EU Center is looking forward to another exciting discussion!

You can watch the videoconference below, or you can watch it on YouTube.


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