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Teach-In: Legacies of Colonialism in the Mineral Collections at BMC Online

Join resident artist Ellie Ga as she explores the Mineral Collections and their history at the College with Prof. Selby Hearth (Geology) and Special Collections staff. 

When the core tenets of Geology were developed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, geologists benefitted from colonial expeditions for transport, access, data, and specimens. We’ll begin to confront the colonial, imperialist, and racist legacies in our geologic collections by considering some artistic strategies used in Ga’s artwork. Ga will share thoughts and roadblocks she had while working on her current project about the limestone calçada pavements in Portugal. Participants will be invited to contribute their feedback on Ga’s work and how they’d like to see all College Collections confront this inherited history.

Facilitated by: Selby Hearth (Geology), Ellie Ga (Artist in Residence), Allison Mills (College Archivist), Monique Scott (Museum Studies), Carrie Robbins (Curator)

Co-sponsored by the Center for Visual Culture as part of an ongoing collaboration with Special Collections that brings artist Ellie Ga to campus for a residency during the 2021-22 academic year.

May 4, 2021
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
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This is an online event. Event URL: https://brynmawr-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUtd-mrqj0uG9xyyTi2JFjOrD23xV2BnTtP

Event Organizer

Carrie Robbins