Ethnographic Object Analysis - Short Course

15 March 2012

Wednesday Afternoons (2pm-5pm), 2nd- 30th May, 2012.

Ethnographic Object Analysis

Do you ever visit museums and feel that you lack the specialist knowledge, skills and experience to critically analyse and evaluate ethnographic objects and displays? This training course, run by the UCL Centre for Museums, Heritage and Material Culture Studies, is designed to provide the skills necessary to do this.

Utilising collections at UCL, and with access to the British Museum and the Horniman Museum, this training course sets out to develop the skills and understanding necessary to best utilise ethnographic collections from Africa, the Americas and Oceania. The course will be particularly suitable for those wishing to develop their ethnographic expertise in such fields as museum studies, heritage studies, material culture studies, and world art as well as graduates keen to familiarise themselves with the materiality of ethnographic objects, images and collections. You will be guided towards relevant themes and perspectives through a series of hands-on practical sessions run on a weekly basis.

More information about this course can be found at the short course web site.

This course is free for UCL Research Students. UCL Students should enrol at the Graduate School web site.

Places are limited so early registration is recommended. It is expected that participants attend all 5 sessions of this course.