The activist museum: going deeper
This session of Acesso Cultura’s series “The activist museum” centers around “green colonialism” and how certain policies aiming at promoting environmental sustainability might be damaging ways of life that have always been sustainable and from which we can learn. They invited Kirstine Møller and Randi Godø to debate the topic.
Kirstine Eiby Møller (she/her) is a Kalaaleq (Greenlandic Inuk) cultural researcher, heritage professional and archaeologist. Having grown up as the product of a cultural encounter (Kalaaleq Inuk and Dane), she has nurtured an interest in identity narratives, entangled histories, cultural encounters, and colonialism in the Arctic. Having worked in the museum field since 2009, she has experience with curatorial planning, dissemination programming and actively works to be part of a safe space where complex histories and feelings are discussed.
Randi Godø is an art historian and curator at Nasjonalmuseet, Norway, who is specialising in collecting, researching and exhibiting contemporary art. Dedicated to the study of the disciplines of contemporary sculpture and installation art of the 20th and 21st Century, Godø has curated several exhibitions of contemporary art. Godø co-curated the Nasjonalmuseet’s opening exhibition “I Call it Art” in 2022. In recent years, the research of interest has been the art field’s inclusion and exclusion mechanisms and representation of gender and diversity in art collections and art museums.