Conference Day 2 - November 6th

Day Two Programme: Wednesday 6 November


0830 – 0915    Registration and refreshments


0915 – 0930    Welcome

Alex Woodall, Conference Manager


0930 – 1000    Keynote presentation

Matthew Constantine, Collections, Learning and Interpretation Manager, Leicester Arts & Museums Service

‘Love the dinosaurs and mummies, the rest is boring’: developing New Walk Museum & Art Gallery in the age of austerity


1000 – 1100    Session 4: Adapting community dialogues

(Chaired by Cintia Velázquez )


Tasha Finn, University of Queensland, Australia

Intermediaries to collaborators: international museum representation of Australian Indigenous art

Judith Dehail, University of Paris-Diderot, France and Humboldt University, Germany

Musealizing change or changing the museum: the case of the musical instrument museum


1100 – 1115    Refreshments


1115 – 1245    Emily Pinkowitz, Interim Director of Public Programs, Education and Community Engagement, Friends of the High Line, New York, USA

Beyond binaries: a history of the Kitchen Conversations programme at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum


Erin Bailey, University of Washington, USA

Revealing Queer: an exhibition and symposium at the Museum of History & Industry

Laura L. Weikop, Designmuseum Danmark and Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Denmark

The Exhibition Lab – change by experiment?


1245 – 1345    Lunch


1345 – 1430    Workshops (please select one of these two on registration)

(Chaired by Amy Hetherington and Alex Woodall)


Ariane Karbe, University of Leicester, UK

Electric elephants: exploring the narrative qualities of exhibitions

(in Learning Studio)


Lisa Jacques, Learning Officer for Contemporary Visual Arts, Leicester Arts & Museums Service

Let's break the rules: engaging family audiences


1430 – 1600    Session 5: Metamorphosis and identities

(Chaired by Kirstin James)


Lefteris Spyrou, University of Crete, Greece

The Greek National Gallery’s metamorphosis in the second half of the 20th century

Joel Palhegyi, University of California, USA

Museum and myth in the making of Croat Yugoslavism


Alice Christophe, University of East Anglia, UK

Restaging a space for Pacific relationships: a study of the renovation of the Polynesian Hall, Bishop Museum, Honolulu


1600 – 1615    Refreshments


1615 – 1715    Melissa Forstrom, University of Westminster, UK

Metamorphosis of Islamic art exhibition space: two permanent reinstallation case studies

Dr Eureka Henrich, King’s College London, UK

Ethnics, Aussies and Poms: migration museums and the creation of identity in Australia

1715 – 1800    Closing plenary led by Alex Woodall

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