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General Announcement
The Future of Ethnographic Museums Conference
Sponsor: Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford, UK
Contact Information
Pitt Rivers Museum
South Parks Road
Oxford OX1 3PP UK
Email: conference@prm.ox.ac.uk
URL http://www.prm.ox.ac.uk/PRMconference.html
Description
The Future of Ethnographic Museums Conference, 19-21 July 2013, Pitt Rivers Museum and Keble College, University of Oxford, UK. Ethnographic museums have a long and distinguished history but they have also been the subject of criticism and complaint. During the second half of the twentieth century they therefore underwent something of an identity crisis. More recently however, many of these institutions have been remodeled or rethought and visitor numbers have only increased. This conference seeks to analyze these shifts and to ask what the remit of an ethnographic museum should be in the twenty first century. Keynote lecturer: Prof. James Clifford. Other distinguished speakers include: Ruth Phillips, Sharon Macdonald, Wayne Modest, Corinne Kratz, Kavita Singh, Annie Coombes and Nicholas Thomas. Join us for lectures, debate and a series of art and music events in the unique environment of the Pitt Rivers Museum. For more information visit: http://www.prm.ox.ac.uk/PRMconference.html Contact: conference@prm.ox.ac.uk
Keywords: Ethnographic | Museums | Future
This announcement will be displayed until: 06/01/2013
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