Haidy Geismar, UCL   Last term I taught parallel undergraduate and Masters seminars exploring the creation of knowledge systems in museums and the effects of shifts towards the digital on the organization of knowledge and museum epistemologies. All the students had to create a project that digitally presented a seriesContinue Reading

24th-25th March 2014 Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology University of Cambridge Booking for our major March conference is now open. To book go to: http://tinyurl.com/PacificPresencesConference For more details email Ali Clark ac912 (at) cam.ac.uk Speakers include: Jonathan Mane-Wheoki Ralph Regenvanu Faustina Rehuher-Marugg Megan Tamati-Quennell Nicholas Thomas Details: March 24th, from 5.30pm, aContinue Reading

One Day Meeting, Leicester Saturday March 2nd, 2013 Museums and Galleries History Group/Photographic History Research Centre, De Montfort University Registration: www.mghg.org/collectingphotographs/ The status of photographs in the history of museum collections is a complex one. From the inception of the medium its double capacity as an aesthetic form and as aContinue Reading

[Greek Coffee Cup, 1960s; from the NY Times site] An artichoke and an elevator. A Checker taxicab and a conductor’s baton. A MetroCard and a mastodon tusk. Inspired by “A History of the World in 100 Objects,” the British Museum’s BBC radio series and book, the NY Times recruited historians and museumContinue Reading

ICON Ethnography Group in partnership with the University of Glasgow is hosting a half day session at the ICON Conference 2013, Glasgow, focusing on the shared materials between Ethnography and Natural History collections.  From plant to animal materials, Ethnographic and Natural History conservators frequently treat objects containing these shared materials.  How isContinue Reading