Last Thursday the Research Center for Material Culture published their (unfunished) guide ‘Words Matter’ at the Tropenmuseum. We were pleased to see Queering the Collections is mentioned in an essay by Eliza Steinbock.
The Tropenmuseum hosted both an afternoon event with pitches and workshops by heritage-, museum- and archive professionals on how they deal with the constantly changing social historical context of words, as an evening event where the guide was officially presented.
The guide focuses on words and phrases used in colonial and ethnographic museums. The Research Center for Material Culture invites everyone for critical feedback and is open for discussion on all the words used.