In(ter)ventions: Object Histories Outside and Inside the Museum
Naomi and Felicity are pleased to say that the full programme for In(ter)ventions has now been published!
And we are very excited to announce that the keynote speaker for the workshop is Arthur MacGregor, former curator at the Ashmolean Museum, author of Curiosity and Enlightenment: Collectors and Collections From the Sixteenth- to the Nineteenth-Century (Yale, 2007) and editor of the Journal for the History of Collections (OUP).
We got an incredible response to our call for papers, so when selecting speakers we tried to go for a range of objects, including gems, reliquaries, bird skins, sculptures and casts, coins and tokens, manuscripts, a “scare-devil”, and a bookcase made out of book covers. We also scheduled papers which seemed to have a lot in common together: such as medieval and early modern objects of wonder (session 1), and museological approaches to reanimating objects (session 5). Interested readers should take a look at the full programme, and details of registration, which will open on 12 January. Tickets will cost £11.25 (including lunch and refreshments) and will be available through Eventbrite.