When the core tenets of Geology were developed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, geologists benefited from colonial expeditions for transport, access, data, and specimens. We’ll begin to confront the colonial, imperialist, and racist legacies in our geologic collections by considering some artistic strategies used in Ga’s artwork. Ga will share thoughts and roadblocks she had while working on her current project about the limestone calçada pavements in Portugal. Participants will be invited to contribute their feedback on Ga’s work and how they’d like to see all College Collections confront this inherited history.
Facilitated by Selby Hearth (geology), Ellie Ga (Artist in Residence), Allison Mills (College archivist), Monique Scott (Museum Studies), and Carrie Robbins (curator).