meg log header med





kingsmuseum-lst128542.151811

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

Latest Blog Posts

  • Glasgow University are looking for a Resaerch Associate to make a leading contribution to the AHRC project: ‘A living tradition: Expanding engagement with Pacific barkcloth’, working with Professor Frances Lennard (Principal Investigator) and Professor Maria Economou (Co Investigator). Specifically, the job requires expert knowledge in the area/s of Pacific ethnography or museum engagement. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the...

  • The SLG is seeking an engaging and energetic Researcher-in-Residence to work closely with the Art Assassins, the SLG’s youth forum, to explore, unpick and make accessible the archive of materials collected by government anthropologist Northcote W Thomas in Nigeria and Sierra Leone from 1909–1915.Taking the lead from the Art Assassins, you will explore the relevance of this incredible archive for young people today and help them produce...

.