CALL FOR PARTNERS: New partnership exhibition
Rodin: rethinking the fragment is being developed in conjunction with the forthcoming major British Museum exhibition on Rodin in 2018. This Spotlight loan will draw on one of the main themes of the major exhibition, exploring how Rodin was influenced by the art of ancient Greece and Rome. They are seeking three partners to host the exhibition between August 2018 – April 2019. Further details can be seen here. If you are interested in hosting the exhibition, please complete the Expression of Interest form and send to Eleanor Chant by Wednesday 16 August – EChant@britishmuseum.org
REMINDER: British Museum Conference 31 August 2017: Get what you give? The value and benefits of proactively lending collections
Booking is open to attend the British Museum’s free National Programmes conference on Thursday 31 August 2017. Open to anyone working in or with UK museums, the conference aims to explore how museums of every size, as well as non-museum spaces with collections, can be encouraged and supported to proactively lend to each other and to borrow from wider sources.
Confirmed speakers include Arts Council England, the Art Fund and Touring Exhibitions Group, with keynotes from Museums Sheffield and Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums. Further information on the programme and how to book can be found via Eventbrite.
NEW: British Museum Seminar 14 September 2017: Making meaning in museums: (How) Is community participation research?
The British Museum is hosting a free seminar exploring how and why we might locate museum participation and co-creative practice within the more established methodologies of action/participatory research (for example Anthropology, Health and Development studies), drawing on the Museum’s current HLF-funded Object Journeys programme. The aim of this seminar is to question this divide and explore the impact of framing all the multiple ways of knowing, finding out and creating information as variations of research.
Further information on the programme and how to request a place can be found via Eventbrite.