HERA PhotoCLEC

Photographs, Colonial Legacy and Museums in Contemporary European Culture

(This project ran from June 2010 to January 2012)

The research program Photographs, Colonial Legacy and Museums in Contemporary European Culture (PhotoCLEC) asked “what is the role of the photographic legacy of colonial relations in the identity of a fluid and multi-cultural modern Europe and its global relations?” It focused on museums and the use of such photographs in museums – their displays and their collections – as major and influential vectors of public history. The research was undertaken in three European countries, The Netherlands, Norway and the UK, which have shared histories of a European colonial activity, but at same different responses and legacies relating to that history. The program ran from June 2010 to January 2012 and was funded by HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area) and European Framework Program 7.

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