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Events

‘time to reflect’ …. ‘tremendously rewarding’ … ‘I’ve come away with lots of ideas for doing things back at work’ The Museum Ethnographers Group runs a lively and affordable programme of events for its members …

with a focus on continual professional development. Recent events have included visits to exhibitions at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge and the Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford, a training day in undertaking collections research using family and local history resources, a workshop about curating human remains in UK museums and a visit to the Museum of World Cultures (Världskulturmuseet) in Gothenburg, Sweden.

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NAM Insight gallery courtesy of National Army Museum

PAST EVENT

The National Army Museum re-opened to the public in March 2017 after a three-year £23.75 million re-development project. The Museum has gone through a radical transformation to maximise access to, and engagement with the collections. 

With a focus on the World Cultures collection held at the Museum. the event included a guided tour of the Insight Gallery. The gallery examies the impact the British Army has had around the world. The current displays look at the army's connection with Germany, Scotland, the Punjab, Ghana and Sudan. Communities from these areas have been involved in the creation of the gallery, sharing thoughts on their relationship with Britain, the army and the objects within the Museum's collection. 

Jasdeep Singh, Community Curator provided the guided tour and introduced the gallery, providing background information on the displays and interpretation methods employed for the gallery. He also talked about the community work involved in the re-displays, shared processes and lessons learnt, as well as discussed the museums ongoing community work. 

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