2012 Conference: 'Multiple Dialogues: interpreting ethnographic collections in the 21st century'
MEG Annual Conference
National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh
Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 April 2012
Booking Closes 31 March 2012
By accepting the multiple meanings of ethnographic objects and their 'ownership' by several communities and audiences, museums are beginning to create new dialogues, networks and identities around objects. This conference will explore how these layered meanings are made available to museum audiences whether through gallery exhibition, public programming or online, and will explore the use of text, image and multimedia as strategies of interpretation. In doing so we wish to examine how meaning is negotiated in a multicultural world, where cultural encounters are facilitated through local and international community engagement. How are these multiple meanings given voice in the museum?
|£58 MEG member||£93 Non-member|
|£48 MEG concessionary member||£83 Non-member (concessionary)|
* Concessionary rate available for those on incomes under £18,000.
Information about joining MEG is available on the membership page.
The conference dinner will be held on Monday 16th April at Vittoria's Italian Restaurant on George IV Bridge close to the Museum. The charge is £30 per person. This includes a three course meal and glass of wine. Menus will be distributed in advance of the conference at close of bookings in order for meal choices to be confirmed with the restaurant.
Hotels, guesthouse and hostel accommodation is available within walking distance of the Museum. Delegates should book with the accommodation of their choice directly as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
An agenda, and draft minutes from the 2011 AGM are available here.