In the shadow of the restorers: a behind-the-scenes tour of the Africamuseum with Mekdes Bonfanti
Visiting the restoration laboratory and an exhibition in the making will showcase the special relationship we have with works of art as well as the importance of a new intersectional look on them. Visiting some of the museum rooms with conservation stories will shed light on the mostly-female shadow work of conservation-restoration and how the eyes and technique of women constantly updates art.
Mekdes Bonfanti has a degree in archaeology and museology and specializes in sub-Saharan Africa. For her thesis, she was interested in gender issues in archaeology in the DRC. On a personal level, she questions the invisibilization of black women artists in the history of art in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Chaussée de Louvain, 13 3080 Tervuren | 15 people max. | FR | Registration required