Should we keep colonial collections closed in museums and archives? Conversation with Paul Basu on Photo Impulse webinar

Paul Basu Anthropologist, Filmmaker and leader of the research project [Re:]Entanglements: Colonial Collections in Decolonial Times ( is the next guest in the series of webinars on Epistemologies of Vision in the Colonial Visual Archive that the ICNOVA Photo Impulse research project organizes. Basu argues that collections of problematic objects associated with colonialism should be a matter of debate and can be a means of contributing to the problems of racism and ethnocentrism, which are current problems.

In his presentation, he will talk about the various actions developed by his team in order to multiply voices and perspectives on this heritage, diversifying the ways in which it is returned to the communities of origin and to the public space.

The session will take place on November 24, at 2:30 pm (Lisbon time), at Zoom and will be broadcasted live on ICNOVA’s Facebook.

More information here (project website).