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Nathalie Cooper

History, University of Warwick

Thesis title:

Museum Collections and Legacies of Imperialism: Curating Colonial Violence at the Horniman Museum

My PhD research is concerned with collections acquired through colonial violence housed at the Horniman Museum, London. It will not only look at the processes through which such items found their way to the museum display case, but it will also take a critical look at practices of collection, curation, display and interpretation. Moreover, it will interrogate the museum as a technology of imperial power rather than just a witness to it.

Research Area

  • History

Other Research Interests

  • Race
  • Empire
  • Gender and feminism