by Corinne A Kratz, Emory U The online archive of Ivan Karp’s published papers has moved and gotten a new look! Emory University launched the popular online archive in 2012 in order to keep Karp’s (1943–2011) work widely available. Karp was a social anthropologist and a leading scholar of social theory, museum
Since its inception, Material World has treated museums and archives not only as repositories of material culture, but as material culture–that is, material products as well as producers of culture and social memory. As institutions, they are sites of collection and exhibition, acts that have their own material and materializing
A recent article, courtesy of Raymond June (@raymondjune), on a new effort in South Australia Museum which archives and makes accessible 30,000 artefacts of aboriginal material culture in Australia. To learn more about this ambitious new exhibition, read the article here.
A Symposium at the Library of Congress Sept. 26-27, 2013 The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress will hold a symposium entitled Cultural Heritage Archives: Networks, Innovation & Collaboration on Sept. 26-27, 2013. The symposium is free and open to the public. Cultural heritage archives serve as valuable
CCO Cataloging Cultural Objects: A Guide to Describing Cultural Works and Their Images is an online resource for the data archiving of objects and images.
13- 14 February, 2013 Senate House, London Memories of Conflict, Conflicts of Memory International Conference 13- 14 February, 2013 Senate House, London Please submit a 250-word abstract and a short biographical note to the organisers at Jordana.Blejmar@sas.ac.uk and firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 November, 2012. Organised by: Institute of Germanic & Romance
NODEM 2012 Hong Kong “Future Culture: [In]tangible Heritage | Design | Cross Media” 5 – 7 December 2012 A special session will be held as part of NODEM 2012, organised by DIHA (Digital Intangible Heritage in Asia). The aim of this special session is to provide a platform for museum