Classics and Museums
Wednesday 30 June, 2010, Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL
Organised by Dr Kate Nichols (Bristol) and Dr Debbie Challis (Petrie Museum, UCL)
This full day seminar uses a mixture of lectures, discussion and visits to museums in London to consider the importance of material remains from the classical world in the modern reception of Greek and Roman antiquity.
The aims of the day are to:
· gain an understanding of the importance of exhibited objects for the reception of the classical world
· consider how visual culture and museums studies fit into reception theory
· think about the role museum displays play in shaping our understanding of classical archaeological material
A full bibliography and timeline of museums and the display of classical antiquity in Britain will be available on the day.
Places are strictly limited – please book early.
For further information or to book a place please contact Kate Nichols at e.kate.nichols @ googlemail. com
The Attic (a name which commemorates our first physical location) is, first and foremost, a site for the research students of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester: a virtual community which aims to include all students, be they campus-based and full-time, or distance-learning and overseas. But we welcome contributions from students of museum studies - and allied subject areas - from outside the School and from around the world. Here you will find a lot of serious stuff, like exhibition and research seminar reviews, conference alerts and calls for papers, but there's also some 'fluff'; the things that inspire, distract and keep us going. After all, while we may be dead serious academic types, we're human too.