This page contains resources for decolonial practice, sometimes referred to as decolonisation, in collection management and databases. These resources address the connection between collections and chattel slavery, empire, and colonialism and how these systems can perpetuate structural racism.
Dreaming of a New Collections Management System is a Balboa Park Online Collaborative series of webinars that looks at the challenges with collections management systems.
In Documentation and Decolonisation Ananda Rutherford discusses what approaches can be employed to engage critically with museum documentation and object records, in order to tackle structural bias and the hegemony of traditional western, colonial, heteronormative, ableist norms of knowledge production and practice.
The CARE Principles for Indigenous Data Governance are people and purpose-oriented, reflecting the crucial role of data in advancing Indigenous innovation and self-determination. These principles complement the existing FAIR principles encouraging open and other data movements to consider both people and purpose in their advocacy and pursuits.