Conference Alert: Museums and Biographies (London/UK, 11-12 September 2009)

National Gallery, London (UK)
11–12 September 2009

The 2009 MGHG conference will be held at the National Gallery in London on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th September 2009, co-organised by the International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies at Newcastle University.

The conference will bring together those who study the interconnections between museums and galleries, collecting and biography. Drawing together analyses of representation, material culture and personality, papers will cast new light on the study of lives, objects and display.

Keynote speakers: Arthur MacGregor, Nicholas Penny.

Other speakers will address the following topics:
• Museums and the Self
• Donors and Legacies
• Oral History
• Women and Museums
• Object Biographies
• Individuals Shaping Collections

The full programme is available at

Please note lunches will not be provided.

Price (for 2 days):
Non-MGHG members £55.00
MGHG members (concessions) £40
Students £20

To register, buy tickets on the National Gallery events page,; please note that concessionary prices become available further into the procedure.

Please direct queries to Catherine Todd - (or to Catherine Todd, Publications & Conference Assistant, ICCHS, Bruce Building, Newcastle University, NE1 7RU).

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