Religion in Museums

When museums and religion collide

The Museum of Mankind: a recollection and consideration

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Saturday 30 April 2016, 10:00 – 17.30

Stevenson Lecture Theatre, Clore Education Centre Registration at 09.30 with the first presentation at 10.00 Tickets £10, concessions £5 (coffee breaks provided) or +44 (0)20 7323 8181

So many of the papers for this conference concern ‘religion in museums’ questions that blog-readers may like to take note of it.


The Museum of Mankind, between 1970 and 1997 a branch of the British Museum located in Mayfair, is remembered fondly for innovative exhibitions and lively programmes. Curated by anthropologists and archaeologists, it was also important for an emphasis on objects from Africa, Oceania, the Americas and Asia in their original contexts, for engagement with indigenous communities, and for innovations in museum anthropology. This one-day conference draws together the recollections of former staff in a reflection on the Museum of Mankind’s contribution to the world.

Details of the conference are at: Museum of Mankind Conference


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