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2008 Conference: 'Museum Ethnography At Home'

Conference Organisers: Alison Petch & Chris Wingfield

10 & 11 April, St John's College and Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford

Museums of anthropology are supposed to be fascinated by 'the other', the material culture of exotic cultures and remote places, far from the site of the museums. However, the Pitt Rivers Museum is not the only UK ethnographic museum which actually has large ethnographic and archaeological collections from its own country.

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  • Ethnographic Museums and the shapes of radical hope and reconciliation Saturday July 13, 17.30-19.00, Pitt Rivers Museum Lecture Theatre This public event brings global leaders in ethnographic museums together to consider how to reinvigorate museums with ethnographic collections, foreground indigenous knowledges and curatorial practices, and rethink assumptions about museums.Participants include: João Pacheco de Oliveira (Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil); Joe Horse Capture (Minnesota Historical Society, USA);...

  • World Cultures Gallery visit and 'Restitution: a view from the Regions' workshop.Come and join us in Derby to take part in a discussion and hear case studies reflecting on restitution and repatriation in regional museums, co-chaired by Tony Butler, Executive Director, Derby Museums and Helen Mears, Keeper of World Art at Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove and then after lunch explore and...

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