Academics explore the relationships between anthropological fieldwork, museum collecting and social governance in the early 20th century, and their impact on the conception and agency of different groups in society.
This fascinating talk and book launch is chaired by Associate Professor Emma Waterton (UWS) and features Tony Bennett, Research Professor in Social and Cultural Theory, Institute for Culture and Society (UWS), Associate Professor Conal McCarthy, Director, Museum and Heritage Studies Programme (Victoria University of Wellington) and Matt Poll, Assistant Curator of the Macleay Museum Indigenous Heritage Collections and the University of Sydney Repatriation Project Officer. The speakers reflect on these concerns in particular relation to Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand, and discuss their relevance to contemporary museums’ practices and politics. This panel discussion is required attendance for scholars and students of anthropology, museum studies, cultural studies, and indigenous studies as well as museum and heritage professionals.
Wednesday 7 June | 6pm for 6:30pm talk and book signing | $16 AM Member, $20 general admission, $18 concession, including a welcome drink