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Exploring Memories: Museum Postcards 1900-1930

Start: Jan 31, 2017 06:00 PM
End: Jan 31, 2017 07:00 PM

Location: Room 612, UCL Institute of Archaeology

Exploring Memories: Museum Postcards 1900-1930

Jamie Larkin (Birkbeck) will give a seminar organised by the Institute's History of Archaeology Research Network at the Institute on 31 January.

Abstract

Until recently, little attention has been paid to the institutional history of museums in the UK. However, it is increasingly clear that many museum activities have long and complicated lineage that can shine a light on historical and contemporary practices of exhibiting culture.

This talk traces the production and sale of museum postcards from 1900-1930. It explores what museums aimed to achieve by reproducing their collections in such a way, while also considering the practical implications that commercial activities had for these institutions.

All welcome!

Any enquiries about the event may be directed to Amara Thornton.