Noémie Etienne

Portrait Noémie Etienne

"Global Conservation: Histories and Theories (GloCo)" will study the missing histories and theories of conservation of material culture at a global level from the sixteenth to the twenty-first century. GloCo approaches conservation as a set of cultural and technological practices that aim to preserve and enable access to art and (im)material culture. Noémie Etienne’s goal is to counterbalance the narrative of Western domination in the field, and to write more inclusive and more accurate histories. Thus, the scientists consider ways of caring for objects and collections inside and outside the museum and excavate historical and theoretical knowledge, questioning the dichotomy between making and thinking. They interrogate how coloniality impacts care practices and discourses.