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