The University of Amsterdam magazine, Folia published a news feature about DeCoSEAS. In this feature about “hidden archives” at UvA, project leaders, Barbara Titus, and meLê yamomo talk about their plans to disclose the Jaap Kunst Ethnomusicology Collection.

“Titus and Yamomo’s plans are challenging. Firstly, they have to organize the collection in a well-organized manner. Now they still maintain different order systems. Second, they want to digitize the material, which according to the researchers is a hell of a job. And third, they want to engage with colleagues from other countries who are also involved in colonial archives and with communities from Southeast Asia, so that barriers that hinder access to the archive disappear.”

Read more on the Folia website.

Photo from the Jaap Kunst Collectie, taken in the Indonesian island, Nias.
Source: Allard Pierson (UvA)


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