IA Events

Lecture: 'The Future of the Americas at the British Museum'

Publication date: Sep 13, 2013 9:59:50 AM

Start: Nov 13, 2013 5:30:00 PM
End: Nov 13, 2013 7:30:00 PM

Location: UCL-Institute of the Americas, 51 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PQ


UCL-Institute of the Americas proudly hosts Dr Jago Cooper, Americas curator at the British Museum to deliver this lecture. The British Museum contains one of the finest collections of American material culture in the world. In this talk, Dr Jago Cooper will provide an overview of the Americas collections at the British Museum, contextualize their current use within the Museum and discuss plans for their future development. The talk will reflect upon plans and opportunities for public engagement, exhibitions, research, fieldwork, and teaching in order to strengthen collaborative ties and contacts with UCL Institute of Americas.

Dr Jago Cooper studied at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, where he developed his interests in Latin American Archaeology and Human-Environment Dynamics. Over the years Jago has worked on archaeological and heritage management projects in Australia, Barbados, Belize, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Rapa Nui, Spain and Sri Lanka. Joining the School of Archaeology and Ancient History at the University of Leicester in 2007 as a Lecturer in Archaeology, Jago was awarded a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship in 2008 for a three year research project entitled 'The Archaeology of Climate Change in the Caribbean'. In October 2012, Jago was appointed as the Curator of the Americas at the British Museum.

Attendance is free of charge but registration is required.