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Drawing on the photographic archives of the Museum of Ethnography in Stockholm, Black Atlas turns the ethnographic gaze onto itself, reflecting upon the administration of racialized labor for transporting artifacts from across the world to the collections of European museums.

Press Release

HAVERFORD, Pa.— Museums of world culture have seldom engaged in any self-conscious examination of the logistics of transporting artifacts to their collections. But how were these collections constituted? How do cultural objects and photographs that record material culture travel to become a source for knowledge production in the west? In short, how did the world come to Europe? Black Atlas, an …

HAVERFORD, Pa.— Museums of world culture have seldom engaged in any self-conscious examination of the logistics of transporting artifacts to their collections. But how were these collections constituted? How do cultural objects and photographs that record material culture travel to become a source for knowledge production in the west? In short, how did the world come to Europe? Black Atlas, an exhibition by Jacqueline Hoàng Nguyễn, seeks to explore these questions by turning the ethnographic gaze onto itself.

Based on photographs found in the archives of the Museum of Ethnography in …

Location

370 Lancaster Avenue
Haverford , Pennsylvania, US