One day free symposium

  Migrating Culture: Global Curation between Past and Present

Supported by the programme in Art History and Visual Culture at the University of Exeter, RAMM and the Design History Society

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free - please book in advance
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Royal Albert Memorial Museum - Queen Street, Exeter, EX4 3RX

2nd March 2018 from 1pm to 5pm

Running time: 4 hours

UNFORTUNATELY THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO BAD WEATHER.  IT WILL BE RESCHEDULED LATER IN THE YEAR - KEEP A LOOK OUT FOR DETAILS.

 

How can the curation of migrant cultures be a more dynamic and inclusive practice? What happens when objects are (re)moved from their cultural communities, or when communities move without cultural objects? How do historical practices of collecting, production and display inform the exhibition of contemporary visual culture, and how can our engagement with the contemporary illuminate our understanding of the historical?

In addressing these and other questions surrounding the intersection of global cultures of craft, design, curation and migration, this international day symposium will facilitate discussion between academics, creative practitioners and museum professionals based in Exeter and beyond.

The event is being supported generously by the programme in Art History and Visual Culture at the University of Exeter, RAMM and the Design History Society.

Tickets are free and include light refreshments. All members of the public are warmly invited.
 

Book your place at the symposium here.

Advance booking is essential.

 

 

Programme:

 
Friday, 2nd March 2018
RAMM, Gallery 20
 
13.00-13.10: Welcome
 
  • Fabrizio Nevola, Head of the Programme in Art History and Visual Culture, University of Exeter
  • Lydia Caston, Student Officer, Design History Society
 
13.10-13.30: Introduction
 
  • Sabrina Rahman, Lecturer in Art History and Visual Culture, University of Exeter: 'Migrating Culture: Towards a Critical Practice of Public History'
 
13.30-14.30: Panel I: Contemporary Issues in Critical Curation
 
  • Tony Eccles (Curator of Ethnography, RAMM): 'Objects have voices: Addressing issues of migrating cultures in a World Cultures gallery'
  • Nicola Stylianou (Curator and Researcher, London): 'Fashioning Africa at Brighton Museum: Creating a new collection of African fashion to decolonise museum practice'
 
14.30-15.00: Tea/coffee
 

15.00-16.00: Panel II: Identity and Everyday Life in/outside the Museum

  • Christina Zetterlund (Associate Professor of Design Theory, Linnaeus University): 'Constructing the Migrant: The Case of the Roma in Sweden'
  • Wessie Ling (Reader in Fashion Studies, Northumbria University): 'Whose Memory? Whose Cultural Heritage is it? Legitimating the Mundane in the Museum'
 
16.00-16.45: Roundtable discussion and open Q&A with audience
 
16.45: Close