McGill Library is pleased to announce the launch of the Missing Voices: South Asian Perspectives on The Gwillim Archives website, developed with funding from the Digital Museums Canada investment program.
As museums, libraries, and archives around the world confront the colonial legacy of their collections, Missing Voices explores this theme as it relates to one particular collection of paintings created by two British sisters living in South India in the early 19th century, and asks the question: Whose voices are missing from historical archives like these?
Join scholars, archivists, journalists, and young women in North America and India as they explore the paintings from three different perspectives: What value does a colonial collection hold for modern scholars? How do people in South Asian communities in Canada today look at their own pasts and create their own archives? How do women in Chennai today engage with these images of their environment from 200 years ago?