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Lecture | Topical Issues in Museums

Indigeneity and National Identity at the Mexican National Museum of Anthropology

Tuesday 16 March 2021
Topical Issues in Museums
Online, via registration
Online, via registration

Dr. Martin Berger, Museums, Collections and Society Research Group, University of Leiden, “Indigeneity and National Identity at the Mexican National Museum of Anthropology” (Inventing a Nation. National Museums and the Formation of Identity).

This lecture will focus on the ways in which Mexico's National Museum of Anthropology has displayed the indigenous cultures of the nation. A special focus will lie on how the difference in strategies of display between archaeological and ethnographic collections can inform us about inclusion and exclusion of indigenous people, as well as the role of indigeneity in the formation of Mexican national identity. The lecture will last approximately 45 minutes, after which there will be time for questions.

This lecture is part of the Guest Lectures Spring 2021: Topical Issues in Museums, organized by Dr. Laurie Kalb Cosmo.

Click here to register, or send an email to c.morrison@hum.leidenuniv.nl.

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