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Event on Materiality and Intangibility in Leicester 2009:
Materiality and Intangibility: Contested Zones
A two-day international symposium for PhD students and early career researchers.
Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th December 2009.
University of Leicester, UK.
Join us at the new School of Museum Studies this December for the symposium Materiality and Intangibility: Contested Zones.
Museums are all about the material world; the display and preservation of works of art, their presentation and interpretation to audiences. Yet, it can be argued that it is the ‘intangible’ elements of objects, museums and their audiences which create meanings from the material world. Between the ‘material’ and the ‘intangible’ often a controversial, defined division is perceived. Materiality and Intangibility: Contested Zones intends to challenge this fixed division and explore a more fluid conceptual space, where the ‘material’ and the ‘intangible’ interweave.
We have devised an exciting programme of presentations and workshops, keynote speakers and artistic interventions, which engage with materiality and intangibility in inspiring and innovative ways.
Confirmed keynote speakers: Dr Sandra Dudley, University of Leicester and Dr Kostas Arvanitis, University of Manchester.
A provisional programme shall be available shortly. Please refer to The Attic (http://attic-museumstudies.blogspot.com) for further details.
The events will be hosted by the research student community based at the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester, a leading internationally renowned centre for Museum Studies and teaching since 1966. The School was recently assessed as having the highest proportion of world-leading research in any subject in any UK university (RAE 2008).
Booking fee: £20 (includes lunch and refreshments and refreshments on both days).
If you would like to attend, please complete the attached form and return it, with payment, to the following address before 30th November 2009. Cheques to be made payable to ‘University of Leicester’. Please contact Amy Barnes (firstname.lastname@example.org) should you wish to pay by alternative means.
Materiality and Intangibility
School of Museum Studies
University of Leicester
Museum Studies Building
19 University Road
Leicester. LE1 7RF