VOICES IN (AND AROUND) THE MUSEUM

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VOICES IN (AND AROUND) THE MUSEUM

Time: May 4, 2011 at 6pm to May 25, 2011 at 6pm
Location: University College London
Website or Map: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/mellon-p…
Event Type: seminar
Organized By: Sarah
Latest Activity: Apr 19, 2011

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A series of four discursive events co-organised by the UCL Mellon Programme and UCL Centre for Museums, Heritage and Material Culture Studies

 

Wednesdays 6-8.30pm, May 4, 11, 18, 25 2011 University College London

 

From being perceived as a collective resting place for mute objects and a silent, ocular-centric space to showcase them, the museum is increasingly called upon to account for the voices in its midst. Objects are now widely understood to tell stories, speaking in different ways to different constituencies. In turn, the voices of visitors, source communities, curators, collectors and makers – whether in the form of reminiscence, testimony, storytelling, myth or song – play an increasingly prominent role in determining the museum’s approach to knowledge production and dissemination.

 

This series of oral interventions – by architects, artists, curators, historians, musicians, theorists, and writers – aims to understand how the voices emanating from objects and subjects in the museum impact the institution’s traditional remit of researching, collecting and displaying objects. How do these voices condition the visitor’s affective and sensory experience? How do the narratives told by the museum through objects change over time? Which voices have been suppressed, and why? What can museums do to preserve the immaterial traces of the voice? And what new technologies and outreach strategies will be required to listen to and broadcast voices both in and outside of the museum?

 

 

FREE TO ATTEND

 

 

VOICING THE MUSEUM ARTEFACT

Wednesday 4 May, 6-8.30pm

Haldane Room

 

Sarah Byrne (UCL Mellon Programme)

Debbie Challis (Petrie Museum, UCL)

Emma Poulter (British Museum)

David Toop (London College of Communication)

 

 

EXHIBITING THE VOICE: INSIDE THE MUSEUM

Wednesday 11 May, 6-8.30pm

Room 209, Institute of Archaeology

 

Steve Cross (UCL Public Engagement Unit)

Colin Fournier (UCL Bartlett School of Architecture)

Marysia Lewandowska (Konstfack, Stockholm)

Sarah Lowry (Foundling Museum, London)

 

 

EXHIBITING THE VOICE: OUTSIDE THE MUSEUM

Wednesday 18 May, 6-8.30pm

Room 209, Institute of Archaeology

 

Toby Butler (University of East London)

Paul Elliman (Yale School of Art)

Seph Rodney (The London Consortium)

Imogen Stidworthy (Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht)

 

 

PRESERVING THE VOICE

Wednesday 25 May, 6-8.30pm

Room 209, Institute of Archaeology

 

Susan Hawkins (Kingston University London)

Jack Maynard (Tate)

Linda Sandino (V&A and University of Arts London)

Hilary Young (Museum of London)

 

 

For more information please visit:

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/mellon-program/events/voices

 

or contact Sarah Byrne: s.byrne@ucl.ac.uk or

Antony Hudek: a.hudek@ucl.ac.uk

 

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