How do ethnographic museums in Morocco represent Berber culture? After decades of marginalization, Berber identity has only recently been recognised as an intrinsic component of national Moroccan identity. In this paper, Norah Karrouche problematizes the historical representation of the Berbers in Morocco as a pre-Islamic ethno-cultural minority. She does so by close reading one particular Berber museum in Marrakech, focusing on the objects on display and the stories scientific staff, curators and visitors tell about them.
Date: June 11, 2015
Venue: EUR, Campus Woudestein, M-building, Room M7-39