26 September 2011

Seminar: ‘Conservation and Source Communities: Research, Objects and Treatments’

Wednesday November 16th, 2011
The Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford

Join the ICON Ethnography Group for a seminar exploring the growing links between conservators and source communities both in the UK and abroad.

In acknowledgement of the role source communities play as stakeholders in the care of collections, and with cultural institutions pushing for wider access and education, conservators have increasingly been seeking consultation with these groups. This has given fresh insight into collections, and informed conservation treatments and interpretation.

The day will include talks on recent collaborative projects between conservators and communities through direct participation and consultation at a distance. Participants will also discuss ethical issues that arise through consultation, and the continuing development of links between source communities and cultural institutions over the years.

The seminar will be held at the Pitt Rivers Museum, which houses an outstanding collection of world artefacts and archaeology, and which has an ongoing programme of active engagement with source communities both in the UK and around the world.

Please go to the Ethnography Group page on the ICON website for registration forms and more information:

or Email:  ethnoreg2011@gmail.com

Student: £30

Regular: £45

Lunch will be provided

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