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‘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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Textile Study Day

10.00am - 4.00pm 29th September 

Brighton Museum

Brighton Museum have recently created a new collectio of post 1960's African dress and textiles, with the help of the Heritage Lottery Collecting Cultures Fund. The 'Fashioning Africa' collection provides new perspectives on the museum's historic collection and documents changing practices, enduring traditions and new innovations in fashion and textile production on the continent.

MEG members are invited to come and view the new collections, share skills and knowledge, and explore how to identify textile techniques and practices both from Africa and further afield. As such this event will be of interest to curators and specialists working with a broad range of textile material, not only those from Africa.

The event will be hosted by the World Art team at Brighton Museum and two invited specialists in the field: Dr Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood, Textile and Dress Historian and Director of the Textile Research Centre, Leiden and Dr Nicola Stylianou, African Textile specialist, Collecting Panel Member for the 'Fashioning Africa' project and Post-Doctoral Researcher for the 'South Coast Cosmopolitanism: Collections, Connections, Divirsities' project at the University of Sussex.

The first half of the day will include presentations introducing the Fashioning Africa project and collections, and the specialist's current work. After lunch will be a hands on session with the collection, exploring techniques and practices with the specialists and staff.

This event is a apartnership event with Brighton Museum and the Museum Ethnographers Group. The event and lunch are free but places are limited. 

To book a place email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Curator of World Art at Brighton Museum and MEG Events Officer. 

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