Call for Contributions für die Studientag “Understanding, questioning, transforming de/colonial legacies at the museum” der Académie des Traces in Partnerschaft mit der Villa Medici und der Museo delle Civilità in Rom

Call for Contributions Villa Medici


Study Day of the Académie des Traces at the French Academy in Rome
Understanding, questioning, transforming de/colonial legacies at the museum

April 9, 2024, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Villa Medici, Rome, Italy

Application deadline: March 15, 2024

As part of its residency at the Villa Medici, the Académie des Traces is co-organising a study day dedicated to dé/colonial legacies in museums, with the art history department of the French Académie in Rome and the Museo delle Civiltà.

Register here to participate online

The ambition of this day is to put the work carried out by the Academy of Traces in Berlin back into practice, by opening it up to perspectives in Italy. The workshop will be structured around four themes:


  1. Return / Repatriate
  2. Represent / Exhibit
  3. Acquire / Appropriate
  4. Imagine / Perform


Each theme will be the subject of a session, structured into four short presentations not exceeding 5 minutes. These “impulses” will provide the material for a discussion of 45 minutes which will be moderated by team members of the Académie des Traces, the Villa Médicis and the Museo delle Civilità. The languages ​​of intervention will be French and English – without translation.

Proposals for impulses, linked to one of the four thematic axes, must include a title, a summary, as well as a short biography. The application must be written in the same language as the language chosen for the intervention (French or English).

Proposals linked to Italy (museums, collections, collectors, etc.) will be favored.

The event will take place online and at the Villa Médicis (hybrid format). Travel and accommodation costs will not be covered.

Apply here: Applications must be submitted via this online form

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27. Februar 2024