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04.02. 2013

Conference: The Future of Ethnographic Museums

A conference at Pitt Rivers Museum & Keble College, University of Oxford, 19th - 21st July, 2013

Ethnographic museums have a long and distinguished history but they have also been the subject of criticism and complaint. During the second half of the twentieth century they therefore underwent something of an identity crisis. More recently however, many of these institutions have been remodeled or rethought and visitor numbers have only increased. The conference seeks to analyse these shifts and to ask what the remit of an ethnographic museum should be in the twenty first century. The conference marks the culmination of a five-year research project funded by the European Commission and involving ten major European ethnographic museum.

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There is an offer for conference bursaries. check here...