A conversation with Dr. Rhea L. Combs and Jon Goff from the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington DC. Many museums and institutions with historical collections in Europe and the Americas are facing challenging questions about their place in modern society. How to tackle collections consisting of colonial, imperialist and racist objects and how to contextualise the power relations reflected by these objects?

Dr. Rhea L. Combs and Jon Goff will talk about their vision and strategy, focusing on incorporating the differing needs and views of visitors and making the collections relevant and accessible to future generations. Part of PACT (Pan-African Cinema Today), in which the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture has curated the compilation programme The Color Line, consisting of a selection of works from their collection. In collaboration with the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision.

Sat 27 Jan, 12:00-13:30, Hilton Rotterdam, free admission