The Future of Ethnographic Museums Conference

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A major international conference on ‘The Future of Ethnographic Museums’ with lectures from leading figures in the study of museums and anthropology, opportunities for debate and discussion, a reception and late night event at the Pitt Rivers Museum, a gala dinner at Keble College, a performance art event and more…



James Clifford

Conference Lectures

Audio recordings of the opening keynote given by James Clifford; A series of lectures by Sharon Macdonald, Wayne Modest, Nicholas Thomas, Ruth Phillips, Annie Coombes, Corinne Kratz, Kavita Singh and Clare Harris; And the panel closing discussion. Continue...

Conference film

An Evening of Sound, Light and Performance

Nathaniel Mann (Sound and Music Embedded Composer in Residence at the PRM and OCM), Noel Lobley (sound curator, DJ, and ethnomusicologist at the PRM), and Rupert Gill (DJ) curated an evening of sound, light and performance designed to transform and reveal the Museum galleries. Continue...

Conference Summary

Conference Summary

‘The Future of Ethnographic Museums’ conference was designed to consider how ethnographic museums might develop in the twenty first century and respond to new ideas, new audiences, new technologies and new political realities. Continue...

Conference programme

Conference brochure and programme

Download the conference brochure and programme (pdf)

Download the list of conference poster presentations (pdf)