Back at the Musée du quai Branly

Blog post by Sandra Kemp, project PI at the V&A, and Chiara Zuanni, postdoctoral researcher at the V&A. The Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac is one of our project partners and we have visited the collections and archives a number of times over the past year. The Museum was founded in 2006 and its … Continue reading Back at the Musée du quai Branly

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Displaying Africa, Asia, Oceania, and Americas at the Louvre: the Pavillon des Sessions

Blog post by Sandra Kemp, project PI at the V&A, and Chiara Zuanni, postdoctoral researcher at the V&A. One of the objects we are researching is an Aztec sculpture representing Quetzalcoatl, the god of creation and fertility. This sculpture arrived in France in the early 19th century and was first displayed at the Musée Américaine … Continue reading Displaying Africa, Asia, Oceania, and Americas at the Louvre: the Pavillon des Sessions

Exploring possible futures at the 1876 Loan Collection

Blog post by Chiara Zuanni, postdoctoral researcher at the V&A. In one of our previous posts, Sandra introduced one of the papers we are working on which focuses on an interdisciplinary and transnational comparison in order to explore how museums collecting and displaying practices and international fairs contributed to the making of knowledge in the late … Continue reading Exploring possible futures at the 1876 Loan Collection

“Ideas in a different modality”: Interdisciplinarity and Transnationalism

Blog post by Sandra Kemp, V&A project Principal Investigator, on the AHRC/LABEX cross-project workshop on transnational interdisciplinary research. …Connections between the many become locally denser until at some point a threshold is reached and things begin to flow. Isabelle Stengers, Cosmopolitics 1, 2010, 157 Last week the AHRC/LABEX brought together researchers from its eight funded … Continue reading “Ideas in a different modality”: Interdisciplinarity and Transnationalism