Black bodies in human zoos: a critical view

MuseumTalks Expo


Mireille-Tsheusi Robert, Delphine Peiretti-Courtis & Sylvie Chalaye

Moderator: Marie-Reine Iyumva

The exhibition Human zoo. The age of colonial exhibitions also presents images of black men, women, and children. Three speakers take a critical look at the representation of black bodies in human zoos. Has the colonial view of black people become outdated, or does it persist to this day? Can historical images be used as a teaching tool in fighting racist stereotypes?

Marie-Reine Iyumva (AfricaMuseum) will moderate a debate with educator Mireille-Tsheusi Robert (Bamko asbl), historian Delphine Peiretti-Courtis (Université d’Aix Marseille), and anthropologist Sylvie Chalaye (Université de la Sorbonne).

As part of the exhibition Human Zoo. The age of colonial exhibitions, the AfricaMuseum presents a series of discussions on the exhibition, (de)colonisation and (anti)racism.

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7:30 p.m.