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Museum Ethnographers' Group Annual Conference

Collections, Collaboration and Communities

Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 April 2014

University of Aberdeen

Conference organiser: Neil Curtis

Museums now embrace opportunities to work with a range of communities and to develop a variety of partnerships. Recent research has also re-conceptualised the relationships between objects and between objects and people. The conference explored the ways in which museum collections can inspire and benefit from a range of collaborations, and the opportunities brought by different disciplinary perspectives.

Full conference programme available here

Speakers included representatives from the British Museum, National Museums Scotland, the Powell-Cotton Museum and the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology as well as colleagues from Europe and Canada. The conference theme encouraged a multi disciplinary approach and so the conference also had interesting papers presented by artists and educators. 

To read a review of the 2014 conference Collections, Collaboration and Communities visit the MEG blog. 

Read a conference review by conference delegate and speaker, Lorna Cruishanks on the blog Sensible Culture.  Follow the Sensible Culture bloggers on Twitter at @SensibleCultr

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