Participation and Collections Management: Is good collection management and genuine public participation really possible?
Thursday 27th June, 2013, 2.30pm-4.00pm
Flett Lecture Theatre, NHM, South Kensington
Tim Vickers, Collections Care Officer, Luton Culture
What’s it about?:
This talk will look at some of the speakers experience of allowing hands on use of core collections to engage with the public. Focused primarily on the Museums archaeological collections, it will cover some of the risks and benefits of this way of working from a curator’s view rather than just for those who participate.
Who should come?
If you are thinking about or are working on a collections management project where you would like to involve members of the public where the focus is being hands-on.
Science Group: All senior departmental managers & collection management staff.
Public Engagement Group: Any staff who work with and use collections or manage staff who work with collections.
We also welcome colleagues from other institutions who would find the seminar of interest.
There is no booking fee and only large parties need to notify the organiser for catering purposes.
Tea and coffee will be available in the lobby area after the talk.
Suggestions for seminar speakers are always most welcome.
Please contact the organiser Clare Valentine (firstname.lastname@example.org)
For additional details on attending this or other seminars see http://www.nhm.ac.uk/research-curation/seminars-events/index.html