meg log header med





2009 Conference: 'Amateur Passions / Professional Practice: ethnography collectors and collections'

Conference Organiser: Sue Giles

2-3 April, Bristol

Over the last two centuries, museums and the academic discipline of anthropology have developed, bringing increasing professionalism into curatorship and fieldwork. But look at any museum collection, and it is clear that the ?amateur? has been and still is important in ethnographic collecting. What divides the amateur from the professional, and what brings them together? The focus of this year?s conference is on collectors and collections: what drives the one and creates the other?

Latest Blog Posts

  • Call for Papers Annual Museum Ethnographers Group Conference Pitt Rivers Museum, Ashmolean Museum and St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford12 – 13 April 2018How do Ethnographic/World museums ensure that what they bring to society matters? Are our practices changing to ensure that what we programme, teach, collect and display is meaningful? What brings contemporary audiences to our museums and do we enable them to find inspiration, enchantment and knowledge...

  • Project ManagerOxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, OxfordGrade 7: £31,604 - £38,833 p.a.An experienced Project Manager is required to take overall responsibility for coordinating the preparation and movement of reserve museum collections from their current location into two other locations, and for working with University Estates to complete the suitable storage facility.The Project Manager (PM) will work with staff of the four...

.