Centre for Critical Heritage Studies Annual Public Lecture 2018
18 September 2018
The UCL Centre for Critical Heritage Studies (CCHS) Annual Public Lecture 2018 will be held at UCL on 30 October.
Lonnie Bunch (Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture) will deliver the 2018 Annual Lecture entitled 'Building the Dream: the creation of the African American museum and the problem of race in American museums.'
Dr Bunch will speak about the challenge of building the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC as a lens through which to focus on the way race is explored, but not really examined, in American museums.
The lecture will be chaired by Tamar Garb, Director of the UCL Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) and closing remarks and thanks will be given by David Lammy, Member of Parliament for Tottenham. This is a free event and all are welcome to attend.
Dr Bunch is currently based at the UCL Institute of Advanced Studies as an Honorary Visiting Research Fellow (August-November 2018) and is collaborating with both the IAS and UCL Culture to enable colleagues to benefit from his wide-ranging experience, scholarship and academic research in culture and history.
CCHS operates as an inter-faculty research centre led by the UCL Institute of Archaeology and supported by IAS in partnership with the University of Gothenburg. It will lead the way in defining a new field of critical heritage studies which identifies and interprets evolving, multi-scalar forms of heritage and identity, and addresses issues of heritage justice.