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Workshop ‘The Evolution of the Museum’

The workshop ‘The Evolution of the Museum’ will be held on the 13th and 14th July in London. Registration for the second day of the workshop, Friday 14th July,  is open at this link: https://universalhistories.eventbrite.co.uk Please address any questions to: universalhistoriesmuseums@gmail.com Programme Thursday 13th July, Blythe House (Project team and speakers) 9.45 Tanner Room – Registration & … Continue reading Workshop ‘The Evolution of the Museum’

Call for Papers ‘Comparative Museologies: the example of the Asian Arts’

Call for Papers ‘Comparative Museologies: the example of the Asian Arts’ Musée de l’Homme, 27th September 2017. In the 19th century, major collections of Asian arts reached European museums. These collections provide useful comparisons of the reception of these cultures in different Western museums. While it is possible to recognise some key moments in the … Continue reading Call for Papers ‘Comparative Museologies: the example of the Asian Arts’

Call for Papers: ‘Museum universalities in Western cultural capitals in the nineteenth and early twentieth century’

Call for Papers: ‘Museum universalities in Western cultural capitals in the nineteenth and early twentieth century’ Université de Paris-Nanterre,  Friday 17th November 2017 Around 1900, each Western capital offered its visitors, a particular representation of human universality through its collections of arts, archaeology, applied arts and design, natural sciences, sciences and ethnography. Different circumstances had … Continue reading Call for Papers: ‘Museum universalities in Western cultural capitals in the nineteenth and early twentieth century’

‘Notions of Universality in Universal Museums’

‘Notions of Universality in Universal Museums’ Symposium at the Musée des Arts et Métiers, Paris This conference will explore contemporary definitions of ‘universal’ histories and ‘universal’ museums, and comparisons between them. It draws on the research of the AHRC ‘Care for the Future’ and Labex – ‘Past in the Present’ project ‘Universal Histories and Universal … Continue reading ‘Notions of Universality in Universal Museums’

Workshop ‘Comparative Museologies: case studies from Asia’

27th September, Musée de l’Homme, Claude Lévi-Strauss room. Programme 9.00 Arrival and registration 9.30 Welcome and Introduction to the project and themes of the workshop (André Delpuech, Sandra Kemp, Hervé Inglebert) 10.00 ‘Setting the Scene: The Trocadéro’ (Christiane Demeulenaere-Douyère, Archives Nationales) 10.30 ‘Emile Guimet’s Museum of Religions (1878-1918)’: a collection of ideas (Pierre Baptiste, Musée Guimet) 11.00 … Continue reading Workshop ‘Comparative Museologies: case studies from Asia’

Workshop ‘Museum universalities in Western cultural capitals in the nineteenth and early twentieth century’

17th November, Université de Nanterre. Programme   9.30 Arrival and registration 10.00  Sandra Kemp (University of Lancaster et Victoria & Albert Museum), Introduction to the project and the workshop. 1. Defining Universalities 10.30 ‘Science, the spectacular exhibition in Britain and the French example: the cases of the 1876 Loan Collection of Scientific Apparatus and the … Continue reading Workshop ‘Museum universalities in Western cultural capitals in the nineteenth and early twentieth century’