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06.05.2022

International Curator talk: Tsione Wolde-Michael - Tuesday 24 May 5pm

International Curator talk: Tsione Wolde-Michael - Tuesday 24 May 5pm

Join us on Tuesday 24th May for Tsione Wolde-Michael's talk taking place at FSAS (Project Space). As spaces are limited please email artadmin@firestation.ie to reserve your spot.

What does it mean to engage with historical redress in curatorial work? What role do historically harmed communities have in this process? What challenges and potentials do national museum spaces pose? Using the Smithsonian National Museum of American History's new Center for Restorative History (CRH) as a case study, this talk will discuss new approaches to museum practice that can radically redefine relationships to challenging histories, untold stories, and impacted communities. 

Tsione Wolde-Michael (she/her/hers) is a Curator of African American Social Justice History at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History where she also serves as Director for the Center for Restorative History. Her work focuses on redress and restorative justice in museums through innovative approaches to community engagement, collections management, cultural heritage, and exhibitions. Her international work in Ethiopia, Mozambique, South Africa, and the United Kingdom has focused on collaborating with local art and public history institutions to reinterpret colonial collections. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Women and Gender Studies from Macalester College and her MA in History from Harvard University. 

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