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27-31 August 2019
Poznań, Poland
Europe/Warsaw timezone
programme last update: 23 August 2019
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Contribution Paper

Poznań, Poland - Morasko Kampus, room: 3.130

Listening to murmurs of the museum's reserves. A colaborative research in Amazonian colections (COLAM/OPUS project)

Speakers

  • Dr. Pascale DE ROBERT

Primary authors

Description

The Colam/OPUS research project aims a multidisciplinary and multicultural perspectives on Amazonian collections in French and Brazilian museums. We discuss constitution, circulation, patrimonialisation and trajectories of museums collections as well as their signification in local terms. What motivates, here or there, before or now, collectionning objects? How many meetings, exchanges ans tales or known stories for a set of things turns recognized as 'heritage'? The paper describes some episodes of a collective trip occurred in France in may 2018, with students, academics and indigenous researchers working together. Choosing examples between crossed conversations and narratives about patrimonial objects in our COLAM trip, we analyse the meanings of shared documentation trying to listen new stories for old things, and discuss about the intangible side of material culture. Can we improve our pratices in participatory research when understanding the feeling of loneliness of a feather headdress, or the suffering of thirst for an old necklace? How could we write the emotions and feelings of material things? A greater role for oral tradition but also literature(s) and cinema in museums could be a way to reconcile the many voices recognized in each heritage object or collection. This paper is a result of a collective work and is signed by seventeen academics and non-academics authors from Brasil and France.