7 April 2011

UCL course: Ethnographic Object Analysis

University College London
Centre for Museum, Heritage and Material Culture Studies

5th May- 2nd June 2011 
Thursday Afternoons (2-5pm)

This course utilises ethnographic collections at UCL, and provides access to those at the British Museum and Horniman Museum. It provides hands-on training in the skills necessary for interpreting, researching and analysing ethnographic objects.


Sessions will focus on:
• Analytical techniques for examining materials, style and technique of ethnographic objects • Learning about past and current ethnographic collecting frameworks
• Learning how to observe, document and describe ethnographic objects through
drawing, classification and computer documentation systems
 • Handling skills, basic conservation assessment techniques and issues of
conservation practice and ethics
• Practical exploration of issues relating to exhibition, design and representation
• Analytical techniques for ethnographic photographs and their storage

Course Cost: £300, £250 (student concession)
For more information see: http://www.mhm.ucl.ac.uk/training/ethnographic-object-analysis.php
For additional information or to enrol, contact Dr. Sarah Byrne: s.byrne@ucl.ac.uk

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