During the run of the special exhibition Beyond Compare: Art from Africa in the Bode Museum, two accompanying panel discussions took place in 2018, dealing with the past and present of the Berlin collections, with a particular focus on the ethnological collections.
Panel discussion „Global Collections/Nineteenth-Century Museums: Rethinking Berlin’s Museum Landscape“
The event series was launched on April 5 2018 with the panel Global Collections/Nineteenth-Century Museums: Rethinking Berlin’s Museum Landscape featuring Alisa LaGamma (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York), Nomusa Ma-khubu (Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town), Ugochukwu-Smooth Nzewi (Cleveland Museum of Art), and Wendy Shaw (Free University of Berlin).
Audio recording of the panel discussion at the Bode-Museum "Global Collections / Museums of the 19th Century: On a New Thinking in the Berlin Museum Landscape" (23,7 MB). In English language
Panel discussion at the Bode-Museum "Global Collection(s)Stories: Postcolonial History, Politics, and Literature"
Another panel discussion with the literary scholar and author Patrice Nganang and Jonathan Fine (curator of the collections West Africa, Cameroon, Gabon and Namibia of the Ethnological Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin) on museum collections in the focus of (post-) colonial debates took place on 6 September at the Bode-Museum.