13 October 2014

Spreading the World: MEG and Kent and East Sussex Ethnography project event

A symposium to explore 'Making better use of Ethnographic Collections in the South East Region.' 

10.30am - 4.30pm Wednesday 3rd December 2014
Old Courthouse Lecture Theatre
Brighton Museum

This symposium forms part of the 'Uncovering Ethnography in Kent and Sussex' (Uniques) Project, and a Museum Ethnography Group (MEG) Events Programme for 2014. Uniques is a regional collections review and community engagement project with 5 partner museums in Kent and Sussex, led by Bexhill Museum and funded by ACE.

The aim of the symposium is to provide non-specilaist staff and volunteers who care for ethnographic collections, with an overview of the main requirements for curating and interpreting these special collections. MEG members and academics and students will also be invited to attend this event, to share skills and find out more about the collections in this region.

The symposium is designed to provide an introduction to all aspects of managing these collections, including cataloguing and documentation, preventative conservation, interpretation and engaging audiences. The speakers will share their skills and experience and offer practical guidance and use case studies to demonstrate best practice in the sector.

To book a place contact Project Manager, Rachael Heminway Hurst or find out more about the project by visiting the blog. 

Symposium speakers:

Ms. Julia Cort
Community Learning Manager, the Horniman Museum

Dr. Inbal Livne
Collections Manager at the Powell Cotton Museum

Ms. Helen Mears
Keeper of World Art, Brighton Museum and Art Gallery

Mr. Len Pole
Museum Consultant, Ethnography Collections (Uniques Project Ethnography Specialist)

Dr Veronica Sekules
Deputy Director and Head of Education and Research Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, UEA

Ms. Kirstie Williams
Organic Conservator, University of Cambridge Museums

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