Seeding Authority: A Symposium on Decolonizing the Museum

November 10, 8:30am - 5:30pm
Mānoa Campus, UHM Art Auditorium

For decades now, university faculty and students have discussed the devastating impact of colonialism on the peoples who were colonized. If colonialism is the means by which Indigenous lands, bodies, and possessions were appropriated by others for their own use, then “decolonization” has been the process of reversing these acts.

These issues are particularly relevant in Hawaiʻi, where colonization directly resulted in the dispossession of Native Hawaiians and the violation of their sovereignty. The goal of this symposium is to bring together students, faculty, museum professionals, and community members to initiate conversations on the process of decolonizing museums and public spaces – led by groundbreaking scholars and professionals who are actively engaged in both the underpinning theories and the practical realities.

Ticket Information
The symposium is free, but space is limited and attendance will require registration. Please register by October 29th.

Registration link for 11/10 symposium:

Event Sponsor
American Studies , Mānoa Campus

More Information
Halena Kapuni-Reynolds, (808) 956-8570,,

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