16 January 2013

MEG Conference Draft Programme

Booking now open
Deadline 1 April 2012
Eventbrite - MEG 2013 Conference: Brave New Worlds

Draft programme

Monday 15 April 2013

09:30     Coffee and registration

10:00        Welcome – Janita Bagshawe, Head of Royal Pavilion & Museums

Introduction - Helen Mears (Royal Pavilion & Museums) & Claire Wintle (University of Brighton)

Session 1: Digital dialogues: new spaces, new voices

10:30         Carl Hogsden (Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge), 'Contact networks for digital reciprocation'

11:00         Sylvia Wackernagel (GRASSI Museum of Ethnography, Leipzig), 'Speaking for Ourselves – the U'mista Cultural Centre's Potlatch Collection and the role of (new) technologies in the joint exhibition project “The Power of Giving” at the Kunsthalle Dresden, Germany'

11:30         Hans van de Bunte (Tropenmuseum, Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam), ‘Tropenmuseum and Engaged Museology’

12:00         Bill Tunstall (social anthropologist), 'The Museum in Mogadishu, Developing a digital collection'

12:30     Buffet lunch

Session 2: Digital tools: transforming the objects of museum ethnography

13:30         Catherine Elliott (British Museum), 'Re-imagining museum material: Visualising a group of objects from the British Museum's Africa collections using Reflective Transformation Imaging (RTI)'

14:00         Paolo Viscardi (Horniman Museum) and Anita Hollinshead (consultant), 'Mermaids uncovered'

14:30     TBC

15:00         Franciscas Figols (Museu de Arqueologia e Etnologia – Universade de Sao Paulo, Brazil) and Millard Schisler (CinematecaBrasilia, Sao Paulo, Brazil), 'Generating digital information and the need to preserve it'

15:30     Tea

Session 3: In and beyond the museum: new participative opportunities

16:00         Michael Hitchcock, Vincent Cheng and Pai Chen Kuo (Macau University of Science and Technology), ‘Taking the Museum on to the Street: Digital interpretation in Macau’

16:30         Nicola Ashmore (University of Brighton), 'Touch: Collective conversations at Manchester Museum'

17:00         Helen Cornish (Goldsmiths College, University of London), 'Twittering, chanting and befriending witches: Generating community in the Museum of Witchcraft'

17:30         Megha Rajguru (University of Brighton), 'See how I see it? Museum ethnography through the eyes of the museum visitor'

18:00     Reception at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

19:00     Conference dinner at Chilli Pickle

Tuesday 16 April 2013


Session 4: Work in progress and short reports

09:00         Alison Clark (British Museum & King's College London), 'What happens         next? Using technology to sustain relationships '

09:15         Chantal Knowles (National Museums Scotland), 'Pacific collections in Scotland – a review'

09:30         Chris Wingfield (Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford), 'Who cares? The material heritage of British missions in Africa and the Pacific and its future’

09:45         Kaitlin McCormick (University of Edinburgh), ‘Haida argillite in Scottish museums and the potential for digital repatriation’

10:00     TBC

10:15         TBC

10:30     Coffee

11:00     AGM

12:30     Buffet lunch

Session 5: Integrating technology into museum practice: past and present

13:30         Peter Pavement (Surface Impression), 'Gramophones in the Gallery: Charting the museum’s adoption of media in the gallery and beyond'

14:00         Lucie Carreau (Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge), '”Let your fingers do the walking”: Exploring Fijian landscape with an iPad'

14:30         Alison Petch (Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford), 'Private and public: Increasing access to museum histories through research websites'

15:00         Felicity McWilliams (Museum of English Rural Life, University of Reading), 'A sense of place: Digitally mapping museum collections'

15:30        Tea

Session 6: Discussion: Defining the debates

16:00        TBC – conference summary and general discussion

17:00        Conference closes

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