Tate Liverpool Conference

From the postcolonial to the transnational: Reimagining art museums

Ellen Gallagher Bird in Hand 2006 © Ellen Gallagher

This half-day seminar will explore some of the most pressing issues for art history and art museums today

This seminar will explore Liverpool’s historic and current position in questioning colonial legacies and Tate Liverpool’s role in reimagining the art museum in the context of transnationalism.

How can museums reflect on the ongoing and contested legacies of colonialism? How can they help acknowledge the transnational connections that have developed across unequal yet also profoundly connected artistic spheres and societies in the 20th and 21st centuries? How can museums give a new visibility to the forgotten figures of art history, while also acknowledging ongoing blind spots? And how can artists, curators, researchers and museum visitors work together to help address and redress them?

These are some of the questions that the seminar will examine with a view to develop transnational, geographically and culturally inclusive perspectives on art that do not erase, but critically re-evaluate the legacies of colonialism.

Download the programme [PDF, 308KB]

Audio recordings of this event are available upon request. Please email htrc.transnational@tate.org.uk for further details.

This seminar is organised by Hyundai Tate Research Centre: Transnational and Tate Liverpool. Hyundai Tate Research Centre: Transnational in partnership with Hyundai Motor.

Tate Liverpool

4th floor concourse and auditorium

Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Liverpool L3 4BB
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Date & Time

10 September 2019 at 14.00–18.00

This event starts with lunch on the concourse 13.00-14.00.