Religion in Museums

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Challenging Memories: Silence and Empathy in Heritage Interpretation Conference

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Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the network ‘Silence, Memory and Empathy in Museums and at Historic Sites’ has been working for two years to explore the diversity of approaches to silence and empathy, to share practice and develop ways of working between academics and practitioners. The concluding conference will be held at the conference centre at Buckfast Abbey in Devon from 17-19 July 2013 with keynote speakers Professor Jay Winter (Yale University) and Dr. Elizabeth Bonshek (University of Canberra).

The conference will run for two days with practitioner-led workshops, and tours of historic sites in this unique setting of the Benedictine monastery at Buckfast Abbey.

To register, please fill in the booking form and send to by 30thApril 2013. For more information visit


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