During our research process, we came across Traces of Congo, a joint project by the ethnographic and historical museums in the Nordic countries. The outline of that project, which is available on the Internet, communicates an ambiguous position. Despite the claim of criticality in relation to colonial histories, the theoretical foundation of that project does not appear to be supported by post-colonial sensitivity. Furthermore, Traces of Congo catalysed our consideration of how artefacts are selected and displayed, and surrounding narratives are posited and contextualized.
Against this background, we adopted an anthropology perspective by which we exhibited and contextualised an array of objects from Lund. Organized and curated by Critical Studies 2005/06: Alfredo Cramerotti, Kyongfa Che, Ovul Durmusoglu, Minna L. Henriksson, Christian Hilleso;, Jee Eun Kim, Eli Ping, Christian Schult.
Special thanks to: Julie Ault, Simon Sheikh, Eylem Dal from Galleri Pictura and the Malmö Art Academy.