10 March 2013

The Future of Ethnographic Museums Coference

The Pitt Rivers Museum and Oxford ASPIRE are offering 10 bursaries to attend the:

The opportunity: to attend the major international conference on ‘The Future of Ethnographic Museums’. Held at the Pitt Rivers Museum and Keble College, Oxford, the conference includes: lectures given by leading authorities on museums and ethnographic collections, opportunities for networking and giving poster presentations, a performance art piece by the acclaimed Aboriginal Australian artist Christian Thompson, and a reception and torchlight music event at the Pitt Rivers Museum.

For further details see: http://www.prm.ox.ac.uk/PRMconference_details.html

What the bursary covers: the full costs of the conference including accommodation in Keble College, conference dinners, lunches, teas, coffees, attendance at receptions etc., but excluding travel costs.

What you have to do: write up a supporting statement of up to 800 words. This should include the following information:
Your name, job title/role and place of work (confirmation will be sought from successful candidates that they do work in or for the institutions they have cited)

Up to 300 words describing how attendance at the Conference will have a positive impact on your professional development

Up to 300 words describing the potential positive impacts on your organisation or organisations you work for. Please consider if there are links to your organisation’s public programme or research priorities

Up to 200 words describing how you could share learning from the Conference within your region.

Send your entry by March 31st 2013 to: Lucy Shaw, ASPIRE Office, Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Rd, Oxford, OX1 3PW or by email to lucy.shaw@prm.ox.ac.uk
Assessment of entries: assessment will be by ASPIRE staff with support from museum experts. Successful applicants will be informed by May 1st 2013. Decisions will be final.

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