Reflections on Curating Balinese Textiles

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April 22, 2021
United States
Subject Fields: 
Anthropology, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Asian History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Southeast Asian History / Studies

The final talk of the Material Histories of the Indian Ocean World Webinar series at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University is on Thursday, April 22 at 12pm EST. It is titled "Reflections on Curating Balinese Textiles."

In this talk, Dr. Urmila Mohan reflects on the process of research that led to her 2018 exhibit on Balinese textiles as well as the catalog publication at the Bard Graduate Center. As an anthropologist, Dr. Mohan will consider the movement and relationship between ethnography at field sites in Indonesia and the archival work carried out in collections around the U.S. In doing so, she explores how issues of cultural and global responsibility and sensitivity can be incorporated or brought into dialog with forms of curating and collecting.

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Deepthi Murali, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media

George Mason University

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