Session with Aliyah Hasinah, Abeera Kamran, Shaheen Kasmani and Sumaya Kassim.

Following the co-curation process of ‘The Past Is Now: Birmingham and the British Empire’, we reflect on institutional resistance and the possibility of transformation. We will consider the process chronologically, exploring differing expectations between the co-curators and institutional actors. We will also reflect on our negotiations with the institution and the museum’s colonial archives (significantly through language and writing the interpretation), and the aftermath of the exhibition.