Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


The Acquisitions Panel - Object Based Learning Lab

24 November 2022, 3:00 pm–5:00 pm

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The Acquisitions Panel blends fictional setting, documentary interviews and audience decision-making in an artwork about legacies of European colonialism.

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Rachel Briscoe


Object Based Learning Lab
Wilkins Building
UCL, Gower Street, London
United Kingdom

The local museum has been offered an object. You, and the rest of the citizen acquisition panel, must decide whether to accept it - and how you’ll present it if you do. You’ll hear from cultural activists and museum professionals in Europe and Africa, discuss with your fellow participants, and ultimately decide what should happen.

Placing you at the heart of the experience, award-winning studio Fast Familiar present an interactive artwork which asks: how do we choose the stories we tell about the past?

The Acquisitions Panel received the Jury Special Mention in the Alternate Realities category at Sheffield DocFest 2022, and the Activist Museum Award.

Content warning: this production contains descriptions of European colonial violence.

Strictly Limited Capacity, once tickets are sold out a waitlist will be enabled.