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Jan Mijtens, Dutch, Portrait of Maria of Orange with Hendrik van Nassau-Zuylestein and a Black Child (detail), c. 1655. Oil on canvas. Mauritshuis, The Hague.
De-centering/Re-centering: Forging New Museological and Historical Narratives—Art Museums and the Legacies of the Dutch Slave Trade: Curating Histories, Envisioning Futures (Part 2)
Historians present new ways of narrating and understanding slavery’s legacies.

Welcome
Martha Tedeschi, Elizabeth and John Moors Cabot Director, Harvard Art Museums

Introductions
Kéla Jackson, Ph.D. candidate, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University

"Visualizing Slave War"
Vincent Brown, Charles Warren Professor of American History, Professor of African and African- American Studies, and Founding Director of the History Design Studio at Harvard University

“Shedding Light on a Not So Hidden Past: Changing Perspectives on Slavery in the Dutch Empire”
Pepijn Brandon, Assistant Professor of Economic and Social History, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and Senior Researcher, International Institute of Social History

“Reflections on the Black Servant in 17th-Century Dutch Art and History”
Elmer Kolfin, Assistant Professor, University of Amsterdam

“Representation | Blackness”
Claudia Swan, Mark Steinberg Weil Professor of Art History & Archaeology, Washington University in St. Louis

“Dutch Slave Trade in Africa: Insights from Historic West African Art”
Suzanne Preston Blier, Allen Whitehill Clowes Professor of Fine Arts and Professor of African and African American Studies, Harvard University

"Art Museums and the Legacies of the Dutch Slave Trades" is presented by the Center for Netherlandish Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Harvard Art Museums, and Harvard University’s Department of History of Art and Architecture. This four-part program is organized by Sarah Mallory, Kéla Jackson, Rachel Burke, and Joanna Seidenstein. Student research informing this conference was supported by a student grant from the presidential initiative on Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery, a university-wide effort housed at the Harvard Radcliffe Institute.

This program will take place online via Zoom. Free admission, but separate registration is required.

To register for Part 2, please complete the form below.

Apr 16, 2021 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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