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In Their Presence: Debates on the dignity, display, and ownership of human remains - The ‘Life’ of Museum Objects

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Thu, Feb 11, 2021

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST (GMT-5)

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"In Their Presence: Debates on the dignity, display, and ownership of human remains" is a series of five panels over this academic year that will bring together leading international voices in areas of forensic ethics to address the materiality of post-life. This third panel will focus on museum objects and will feature:

• Ingrid Neuman, Museum Conservator at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)
• Steven Lubar, Professor of American Studies, History, History of Art and Architecture at Brown University
• Zuzanna Dziuban, Senior Postdoc at the Institute for Culture Studies and Theatre History of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in the ERC Consolidator Project: “Globalized Memorial Museums: Exhibiting Atrocities in the Era of Claims for Moral Universals.”



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Ingrid Neumann

Museum Conservator at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).

Ingrid Neumann is the Museum Conservator at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), where she is responsible for the care of the three-dimensional collections held at the RISD Museum of Art as well as for conducting conservation treatments. She has been an Adjunct Instructor at the Tufts University Graduate School of Museum Studies since 2003, teaching a course in “Collections Care and Preventive Conservation.” Topics covered there include conservation ethics, art handling in museums, conservation documentation and condition reporting, conservation science, museum exhibition materials, museum storage materials, collections care websites, care of contemporary art and new media art works, as well as emergency preparedness, response and salvage techniques.



 

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Steven Lubar

Professor of American Studies, History, History of Art and Architecture at Brown University.

Steven Lubar has been a Professor of American Studies, History, History of Art and Architecture at Brown University since 2004. He was the Director of the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage from 2004 to 2014 and Director of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology between 2010 and 2012. Professor Lubar was a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2016 and is the author or co-author of four books, most recently Inside the Lost Museum: Curating, Past and Present (Harvard University Press, 2017) and many articles on museums and on the history of technology.



 


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Zuzanna  Dziuban

Senior Postdoc at the Institute for Culture Studies and Theatre History of the Austrian Academy of Sciences

Zuzanna Dziuban is a senior postdoc at the Institute for Culture Studies and Theatre History of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, in the ERC Consolidator project “Globalized Memorial Museums. Exhibiting Atrocities in the Era of Claims for Moral Universals.” She received her PhD in Cultural Studies in 2009 from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland. She is the editor of Mapping the ‘Forensic Turn’ (Vienna: New Academic Press, 2017) and The ‘Spectral Turn:’ Jewish Ghosts in the Polish Post-Holocaust Imaginaire (Bielefeld: Transcript and Columbia University Press, 2019). Her research looks at culture, memory politics, museum and critical heritage studies in Europe, with a particular focus on dead body studies and the Post-Holocaust politics of dead bodies.