The Museum of Mankind - A recollection and consideration
30 April 2016, 10:00 am–5:30 pm
Stevenson Lecture Theatre, Clore Education Centre, British Museum, London, UK
Registration at 09.30 with the first presentation at 10.00.
Concessions: £5 (coffee breaks provided).
The Museum of Mankind, between 1970 and 1997 a branch of the British Museum located in Mayfair, is remembered fondly for innovative exhibitions and lively programmes. Curated by anthropologists and archaeologists, it was also important for an emphasis on objects from Africa, Oceania, the Americas and Asia in their original contexts, for engagement with indigenous communities, and for innovations in museum anthropology. This one-day conference draws together the recollections of former staff in a reflection on the Museum of Mankind's contribution to the world.