Religion in Museums

When museums and religion collide

‘Bringing religion and pilgrimage to life in museum contexts’ – Talk at the University of Oslo

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This month Dr Marion Bowman, Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies at The Open University, will give a talk at the University of Oslo’s Centre for Museum Studies.

From the Centre’s website:

From artefact to experience? Bringing religion and pilgrimage to life in museum contexts

What can we do with modern technology, scholarship, imagination and informed empathy to bring museums and exhibits with religious objects and subjects back to life? 

Museums are sometimes regarded as places where religious objects go to die. They lose their context; they are no longer considered ‘performative’, able to act; they become lifeless. Marion Bowman will use a selection of case studies to look at past and current practice and future opportunities.

Time and place: Oct. 12, 2016 12:15 PM – 01:30 PM, P. A. Munch’s house, 425

For more information, go to the University of Oslo website.

 

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