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2012 Conference: 'Multiple Dialogues: interpreting ethnographic collections in the 21st century'

778IMG 0078MEG Annual Conference
National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh
Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 April 2012
Booking Closes 31 March 2012
(extended deadline)
Conference organiser: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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?

See final programme & paper abstracts

Conference Fees

 £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.

Victor Game in Gallery2Dinner

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.

Accommodation

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.

Field Trip

Glasgow Museums Resource Centre have agreed to host a group from MEG on Sunday 15 April (see further information). Delegates should book with the accommodation of their choice directly as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.To register for a place on the tour you must be a MEG member and email Pat Allan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

AGM

An agenda, and draft minutes from the 2011 AGM are available here.

 

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