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Data, Archives and Information in Society Seminar: Jarrett Martin Drake

Data, Archives and Information in Society (DAIS) Seminar. The Museum as Kaleidoscope: On Plantations Past and Present in Louisiana. Jarrett Martin Drake. Harvard University. Tuesday, March 26. 3-4:15 pm. Ehrlicher Rm. (NQ 3100) and online. Register to attend online. U-M School of Information logo. U-M Rackham Graduate School Museum Studies Program logo. Zoomed in photo of sign reading "Louisiana State Penitentiary Museum."

03/26/2024 3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Ehrlicher Room (3100 North Quad) and online

The Museum as Kaleidoscope: On Plantations Past and Present in Louisiana

Please register here to attend online.

What do we see when we look at a museum? Jarrett Martin Drake will attempt a response to this question by carefully considering the Angola Museum outside of the Louisiana State Penitentiary. His talk will discuss how museums are rarely windows into the past but more often kaleidoscopes into power.

Speaker bio
Jarrett Martin Drake is an educator, ethnographer and organizer who is currently a PhD candidate in anthropology at Harvard University. Prior to pursuing a doctoral degree, Drake obtained a BA in history and an MS in information science with a concentration in archives, during and after which he worked as an archivist and librarian in multiple institutional and non-institutional contexts, most meaningfully with A People’s Archive of Police Violence in Cleveland. Drake was born and raised in Gary, Indiana, where he graduated from The Benjamin Banneker Achievement Center.