Introducing Our Expert Council for ”Collecting Thoughts”: Michael Barrett

Svenska / English

Our working expert council is made up of eight members who will together guide Collecting Thoughts philosophically, theoretically and practically and engaging artists through Artist-in-Residence. Now we introduce Michael Barrett.

Michael Barrett is an anthropologist, researcher, and curator of the Africa collections at the National Museums of World Culture in Sweden. His research focus is on the history of the collections as well as the representation of Africa and people of African descent in museums and other popular mediation practices. Among recent curatorial projects are the contemporary art shows Remixing the Future and Sonaxis (Etnografiska 2021), and Ongoing Africa (2017-2021) – critical development of research, exhibitions, outreach, and public programming in relation to the Africa collections at the Museums of World Culture.