read five Essential essays listed under Lecture 6 Learning Materials ( see attachments \ choose only five of them) and perform independent research on the term “decolonization.” Then, post in no less than 400 words, an overview of the issue of decolonization in relation to museums. Be sure to mention at least two of the case studies listed below in your summary. Be sure to define decolonization very clearly, e.g. What is it? What isn’t it? What are museums doing to address the history of colonization and empire?

CASE STUDIES ( mention at lease two cases) 

  • Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum in Tromso, Norway
  • Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor, Maine
  • Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  • San Diego Museum of Man
  • British Museum, London
  • Musée Branly, Paris
  • Minnesota Historical Society (Lonetree chapter)
  • Mille Lacs Indian Museum, Onamia, Minnesota (Lonetree chapter)
  • The Australian Museum, Sydney
  • Oakland Museum of California, USA
  • Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford, UK
  • Museum of New Zealand / Te Papa Tongarewa, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Royal Museum for Central Africa, Brussels