Gene­va / MEG. Musée d’eth­no­gra­phie de Genè­ve (F)

»Local eli­tes and the manu­fac­tu­re of ine­qua­li­ties«. Gui­ded tour bet­ween histo­ry and memo­ry in part­ners­hip bet­ween MEG and Dia­lo­gue en Route

An urban tour around the figu­res of the Genevan savants, fol­lo­wed by a dis­cus­sion with Flo­ria­ne Morin, cura­tor at MEG, about colo­ni­al collections.

Datum: 04/13/2022

Beginn: 02:30 p.m.

Ende: 04:00 p.m.

Face-to-face event

Cul­tu­ral objects in a colo­ni­al context

Colo­ni­al sci­en­ces history

MEG. Musée d’eth­no­gra­phie de Genève

Bou­le­vard Carl-Vogt 65
1205 Geneva

Betei­lig­te Person(en):
Ali­ne Zuber (His­to­ri­an and Gui­de for Dia­lo­gue en Rou­te); Flo­ria­ne Morin (Cura­tor Afri­ca collec­tions MEG)


In this tour, the public will meet Carl Vogt, Emi­le Yung and Eugè­ne Pit­tard, who­se theo­ries con­tri­bu­t­ed to the con­struc­tion of ine­qua­li­ties. Fol­lowing in the foots­teps of this past means ques­tio­ning the per­sis­tence of ine­qua­li­ties and discri­mi­na­ti­on in the pre­sent, but also under­stan­ding the con­struc­tion of sci­ence as an ideo­lo­gi­cal­ly situa­ted phenomenon.

The urban tour ends with an immer­si­on in the histo­ry of the MEG and its collec­tions, assem­bled by Prof. Pit­tard in the ear­ly 20th century.

Bild­rech­te: Sta­ti­on on the urban tour in front of Carl Vogt bust. Pho­to Dia­lo­gue en Route.