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February 20, 2017

Amara has sent the following notice:

Please join us at the UCL Grant Museum of Zoology for a panel discussion, to be followed by a drinks reception, to mark the publication ofCollecting, Ordering, Governing: Anthropology, Museums and Liberal Government (Duke University Press, 2017) and to explore its themes with two of the book’s co-authors, Nélia Dias (Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology, ISCTE University Institute of Lisbon and Centre for Research in Anthropology Portugal) and Rodney Harrison(Professor of Heritage Studies at the UCL Institute of Archaeology), with invited panellists Elizabeth Edwards (Emeritus Professor of Photographic History, De Montfort University; Andrew W. Mellon Visiting Professor, V&A Research Institute; and Honorary Professor, Department of Anthropology, UCL), Johanna Zetterstrom-Sharp (Curator of Anthropology at the Horniman Museum and British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at Cambridge University), and Caroline Cornish(Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London). The discussion will be chaired by Alice Stevenson (Senior Lecturer in Museum Studies, UCL Institute of Archaeology). 

Collecting, Ordering, Governing is an outcome of a collaborative Australian Research Council-funded research project undertaken by its seven authors and led by Tony Bennett which explored the relationships among anthropological fieldwork, museum collecting and display, and social governance in the early twentieth century in Australia, Britain, France, New Zealand, and the United States. Drawing on case studies ranging from the Musée de l’Homme’s 1930s fieldwork missions in French Indo-China to the influence of Franz Boas’s culture concept on the development of American museums, the book aims to illuminate recent debates about postwar forms of multicultural governance, cultural conceptions of difference, and postcolonial policy and practice in museums.

See for further information and to read the introduction online.

Attendance is free but registration via Eventbrite is compulsory and ticket numbers are limited.

See for further information and to RSVP.

Organised by the UCL Institute of Archaeology Heritage Section.

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