Maasai Women: Creators of Culture, Keepers of Knowledge

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If you want to talk about decolonizing museums and other knowledge institutions in this world then you need to speak with those who preserve, produce, and pass on culture. In the fascinating and complex case of the Maasai and their engagement with museums in the UK, it is women who play an essential role in knowing about what an artifact is, how it is made, and why it is important. Despite this fact, in this growing global conversation, the voices we more often hear are male.

Today on the program we hear from two women of the Maasai, to learn about their role within communities as well as in the process of decolonizing the museums.

As always: Insight Share on Youtube and Twitter is where to see and hear more about the Maasai and other indigenous communities telling their own stories.

Chapters

1. Maasai Women: Creators of Culture, Keepers of Knowledge (00:00:00)

2. Introduction: The Role of Women in Decolonizing Museums (00:00:29)

3. What Makes An Object Sacred? (00:04:26)

4. The Work of Maasai Women (00:06:18)

5. Seeing things in a different light (00:11:51)

6. The Ongoing Struggle (00:15:50)

7. How we feel (00:21:30)

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