A workshop organised by the Subject Specialist Network for Islamic Art and Material Culture
Wednesday 22nd February, 1pm-3.45pm at The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
The workshop is free to attend and you do not have to attend the ‘From Malacca to Manchester: Curating Islamic Collections Worldwide’ conference to attend the workshop. To book your workshop place (preference will be given to museum professionals) contact Dr Rebecca Bridgman, Curator of Islamic & South Asian Art and Curatorial Team Leader., Birmingham Museums Trust at firstname.lastname@example.org
Beginning to think about working in or with institutions in the Middle East and South Asia can be a daunting prospect but one which does offer huge benefits in terms of curating your institutions ‘Islamic’ collections. This session aims to be a practical ‘how to guide’ and includes speakers with considerable experience in this area, who will share their understanding of the challenges and benefits from the perspective of their own work.
Introduction and the SSN for Islamic Art and Material Culture (1-1.05pm) (Rebecca Bridgman, Curator of Islamic & South Asian Art, Birmingham Museums, SSN Chair)
1) Where to begin? What are the opportunities and the practicalities of organising your visit to the Middle East and South Asia (1.10pm – 1.55 pm)
2) Case studies on the benefits. How working or visiting the Middle East and South Asia can positively impact on the work carried out by you and / or your organisation in the UK (2.0pm – 3pm )
– Modern and Contemporary Art (Natasha Howes , Senior Curator and Clare Gannaway, Contemporary Art Curator, Manchester Art Gallery)
– South Asian Textiles (Uthra Rajgopal, Curator, The Whitworth Manchester)
– Exoticisation and Representation, Alternative Paradigms to Working and New models of Partnership practice (Fareda Khan, Head of Special Projects, Manchester Museums)
3) Building your relationships with organisations in the Middle East and South Asia (3.05pm – 3.45pm)
After the session there will be an opportunity to view selected Indian textiles from The Whitworth’s collection.
To view the conference programme and book tickets visit: http://www.whitworth.manchester.ac.uk/whats-on/events/malaccatomanchester/
The SSN for Islamic Art and Material Culture is supported by Arts Council England and Birmingham Museums. This workshop is hosted by Manchester Museum and The Whitworth.