Raissa DeSmet teaches “Visual Cultures of Southeast Asia and its Diaspora” at the Burke Museum


IAS faculty member Raissa DeSmet worked with the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture as part of her fall course on “Visual Cultures of Southeast Asia and its Diaspora.”  Students work with staff members at the Burke as they catalogued a collection of more than 50,000 objects embodying various traditions and cultures through time.  As part of an ongoing project called “Decolonizing Collections,” the students also researched and made presentations about select artifacts to museum visitors.