Thursday, March 14, 2013

Museum Ethnography Conference: Brave New Worlds

Brave New Worlds - Transforming Museum Ethnography through Technology
MEG Annual Conference and AGM, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery
in partnership with the University of Brighton
15 – 16 April 2013
Museums exist in a digital era where communication is instant and global. How are new technologies being harnessed to develop and disseminate knowledge about ethnographic museum collections? To what extent does technology facilitate ‘global’ dialogues? To what extent does it limit them? Is the growth of new technologies enabling wider ownership of knowledge or creating new knowledge elites? What impact is social media having upon how collections knowledge can be generated and shared? Is technology creating new cultural objects and, if so, how can these be collected or recorded?
Speakers include representatives from the British Museum, the Horniman Museum, the Tropenmuseum, the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge and the Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford. The conference programme is available here:

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