The Museum as Method: Collections, Research, Universities

The University of Cambridge Museums will be hosting their ‘The Museum as Method’ conference on Monday 14 – Tuesday 15 March.

This conference, which will take place at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) in Cambridge, will bring together scholars from disciplines interested in material culture and curators from across the arts and sciences, to reflect on both questions of methodology and public policy.

University museums are important centres for research,  where the histories of collections, science, exploration and the humanities come together. Speakers from a wide range of disciplines will be discussing museums as research ‘labs’ and what this means for museums, for universities, for researchers and for funders.

Speakers include colleagues from across the UCM as well as representatives from Arts Council England, the Science Museum and the Hunterian Museum. The conference is a good opportunity for UCM staff to hear from leading figures from the museums and university sector, and to be part of discussions that are very relevant to our museums. under-theorised.

Tickets for the event are £50 (£25 for students) lunch & refreshments will be provided.

For further information, and to book your place, please see here.




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