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2010 Conference: 'Making Things'

Conference Organiser: Oliver Douglas

12 - 13 April, Museum of English Rural Life, University of Reading

From technological interpretations through to gallery-based artistic interventions, museum ethnographers have long grappled with issues of creativity and with the physical techniques and social forces that underpin the making of our material worlds. However, in recent years other topics—collecting processes, disciplinary histories, and questions of 'materiality'—have come to the fore, often at the expense of pragmatic and material-centred relationships between people and things. This conference seeks to re-engage with the practical elements of the profession.

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  •  This event is not only a celebration of John’s work over many years at the British Museum and UEA, but also a celebration of being able to gather together for the first time in over two years. The event is sponsored to keep registration costs low, especially for students (£25 for both days, including lunches, teas and reception).A programme of papers will touch on...

  •  من الأشياء العاديةOf Ordinary ThingsA multi-artform exhibition featuring works by members of the Iraqi Women Art & War group. Iraqi Women Art and War (IWAW) is a women’s community group based in Oxford. It gives women who have been affected by conflict an opportunity to process their experiences and tell their stories through art. The pieces in this exhibition have been created by IWAW members. They aim...

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