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21 October - 17 November
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Objects on the Move

Photograph of a collection of Indonesian art

What’s on offer?

The event aims to explain how objects function differently in diverse contexts and why objects were moved and collected. Audience is encouraged to handle objects and closely observe their shapes and forms to guess their functions and origins by placing the objects on the world map. Discussion will follow on the means of collection of some of the objects, and encourages audience to reflect on those issues.  

What’s it about?

The event is about the history of objects and exploring the context of their movement

Who’s leading the event?

Panggah Ardiyansyah is a doctoral researcher at SOAS University of London. His doctoral research focuses on the afterlives of Hindu-Buddhist materials, a project aims to contribute to decolonising the field of Indonesian art history and archaeology. In addition, he has a sustained interest in questions related to object restitution. In 2021, he co-edited a volume entitled Returning Southeast Asia’s Past: Objects, Museums, and Restitution. This volume explores the lives of artefacts which have been repatriated from the West to museums in Southeast Asia and is the first edited volume entirely devoted to object restitution to this region. Currently, he is a core member for the research project Circumambulating Objects: On Paradigms of Restitution of Southeast Asian Art,where he is keen to think and collaboratively generate discourses in and around Restitution beyond modern nation-state borders as well as “East-West” binary.

Open to

The Event is aimed at young people of ages 13 - 18, studying English as their additional language

Of particular interest to

Schools and educational settings for young people with English as an additional language

Scheduling information

The event will be held across two days: 3/11/2023 from 10:00-15:00 and on 6/11/2023 10:00-15:00