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Monday, February 12, 2007

Knowledge transfer in object handling - UCL Workshop

Details below of the UCL Museums & Collections fifth in a series of free workshops exploring touch and object handling in the context of museums: "Knowledge Transfer in Object handling: with specific reference to disadvantaged or underrepresented groups." Held at the British Museum on Friday 2 March - to book a place and/or for further information contact Devorah Romanek on email: d.romanek@ucl.ac.uk

UCL Museums & Collections warmly invite you to the fifth in a series of workshops exploring touch and object handling in the context of museums.
This series is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Please feel free to distribute these details as widely as possible. All are welcome.

Workshop 5: "Knowledge transfer in object handling:
with specific reference to disadvantaged or underrepresented groups."

Friday 2 March 2007, The British Museum, Stephenson Lecture Theatre, 10 am -
4 pm

Programme:
10am - 10.30am Registration and Tea/Coffee. The British Museum
10.30 - 10.45am Introduction and Welcome: Dr Helen Chatterjee, Deputy Director, UCL Museums & Collections and AHRC Touch Workshop leader.
10.45 - 11.25 Caro Howell, Head of Education & Public Events, Whitechapel Art Gallery
11.25 - 12.05 Robert Zimmer, co-Director, Digital Studios and Head of the Department of Computing, Goldsmiths, University of London
12.05 - 1.30 pm Lunch
1:30 - 2:10 Marcus Weisen, Policy Adviser: Inclusion and Communities, Museums, Libraries and Archives Council
2.10 - 2:50 pm Barry Ginley, Disability and Access, the Victoria & Albert Museum
2.50pm - 3.20pm Tea/Coffee. The British Museum
3.20pm - 4pm Jane Samuels, Access Manager, Department of Learning & Information, The British Museum

To book a place and/or for further information contact Devorah Romanek on
email: d.romanek@ucl.ac.uk
Visit:
http://www2.blogger.com/www.ucl.ac.uk/museums/events
This workshop is FREE; Tea/Coffee will be provided.

This programme is generously funded by the AHRC Research Workshops scheme.

FUTURE WORKSHOPS IN THIS SERIES:
End of project conference: Touch and the value of object handling Friday
4 May 2007, University College London, Anatomy JZ Young Lecture Theatre.

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