Decolonising Natural Science Collections

On November 19th 2020, NatSCA hosted an online conference, 'Decolonising Natural Science Collections'.

This conference was recorded and can be viewed online on our YouTube channel. [External Link]

All talks:

Nature Read in Black and White: An Update
Miranda Lowe, Natural History Museum and Subhadra Das, UCL

Decolonising Manchester Museum’s mineral collection – a call to action
David Gelsthorpe, Manchester Museum

Mo Koundje: how gorilla histories can help decolonise our collections
Rebecca Machin, Leeds Museums and Galleries

Decolonise! Activations of natural history collections by international artists
Dr Bergit Arends, University of Bristol

The political platypus and the colonial koala – how to decolonise the way we talk about Australian animals
Jack Ashby, University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge

Colonial Critters: Decolonising the Powell-Cotton Museum
Rachel Jennings, Powell-Cotton Museum

Second Session Panel Discussion

Displays of Power: A Natural History of Empire
Hannah Cornish, Luanne Meehitiya, Tannis Davidson, Subhadra Das, Grant Museum of Zoology, UCL Culture

Ally Skills 101: Why Allies?
Hao Ye, University of Florida, Molly Phillips, Florida Museum of Natural History, iDigBio

The lost artists of British Enlightenment natural history
Isabelle Charmantier, The Linnean Society of London

James J. Harrison: Unnatural History
Jim Middleton, Scarborough Museums Trust

Legacies of Jamaica: A not so Elegant Priest!
Mama D Ujuaje and Rhian Rowson, Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives

Final Panel Discussion

The description of each YouTube video contains the abstract for the talk. Each video has closed captions available.

The original programme for the conference is available here.
The conference abstracts are available here.