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Subject: Call for papers--Institute for Conservation Ethnography Section

Call for papers--Institute for Conservation Ethnography Section

From: Roisin Miles <rosettadubh<-a>
Date: Tuesday, February 15, 2005
"Questioning the boundaries of ethnography: The presentation and
collection care of ethnographic and folk material"
Institute for Conservation Ethnography Section Annual Forum
Museum of Welsh Life
St Fagans, Cardiff, Wales
Monday 16 May, 2005

Over the last few decades there has been growing controversy over
the appreciation of ethnographic museums and the preservation of
their collections. Many Western Ethnographic museums have focused on
foreign cultures but from the viewpoint of their own culture.
However other ethnographic museums also represent the cultural
heritage of their home country, region or community. These museums
fall under a variety of categories such as 'Folk', 'Local History',
'Craft' and Regional or 'Heritage' Centres.

The 2005 Ethnography Section Forum will consider these museums'
collections, looking at the roles and responsibilities of museum
professionals and local communities involved in their interpretation
and preservation.

What are the salient issues that should be looked at when deciding
how to interpret, conserve and display ethnographic/ folk/ local
history collections?

Have you been involved in any projects which looked at setting or
developing standards in the conservation and display of these types
of collections?

Are you and/or colleagues attempting to challenge traditional
viewpoints and boundaries around the issues of presentation and
collection care of ethnographic and folk material?

Submissions are welcome from those working within the field, from
museum professionals to volunteers.

Abstracts of papers to be submitted by 29 March 2005 to

    Dervilla O'Dwyer
    +44 208 312 6707
    dodwyer<-a t->nmm< . >ac< . >uk

Full papers may be submitted on the day.

For information on registration contact

    Roisin Miles
    Conservation Department
    National Museum of Ireland
    Benburb Street
    Dublin 7
    The Republic of Ireland
    rosettadubh<-a t->yahoo< . >co< . >uk

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