Touch and the Value of Object Handling

A series of workshops funded by the AHRC and organised by UCL Museums & Collections.
UCL Museums & Collections warmly invite you to a series of workshops exploring touch and object handling in the context of museums. This series is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Workshop 6: End of project conference: Touch and the value of object handling.
Friday 4 May 2007, University College London, Anatomy JZ Young Lecture Theatre, Anatomy Building.


Programme:

  • 10am-10.30am Registration and Tea/Coffee. UCL, Anatomy Gavin de Beer Lecture theatre, Anatomy Building

  • 10.30-10.45am Introduction and Welcome: Dr Helen Chatterjee, Deputy Director, UCL Museums & Collections and AHRC Touch Workshop leader. UCL, JZ Young Lecture Theatre, Anatomy Building
  • 10.45-11.20 Prof. Alan Wing, Behavioural Brain Sciences Centre, School of Psychology, University of Birmingham
    “Moving into touch research: a personal account”

  • 11.20-12.00 Bernadette Lynch, Head of Public Programmes and Academic Development at The Manchester Museum, University of Manchester
    ‘The amenable object’: working with diaspora communities through a psychoanalysis of touch

  • 12.00-1.15 pm Lunch
  • 1:15-2:00 concurrent discussion sessions facilitated by:
    Dr. Fiona Candlin, The School of Continuing Education Birkbeck, University of London
        »Dr.David Prytherch, Research Fellow in Haptics & Computer Interfaces for Craft, Birmingham Institute of Art & Design, University of Central England
        »Jane Samuels, Access Manager, Department of Learning & Information, The British Museum
        »Dr Helen Chatterjee, Deputy Director, UCL Museums & Collections and AHRC Touch Workshop leader; and Devorah Romanek, UCL Anthropology PhD, and AHRC Touch Workshop project assistant

  • 2:15-3:00 concurrent discussion sessions facilitated by the same as above
  • 3:00pm-3.20pm Tea/Coffee. UCL, Anatomy Gavin de Beer Lecture theatre, Anatomy building
  • 3.20pm-4pm Plenary address and conclusion, Bernadette Lynch. UCL, JZ Young Lecture Theatre, Anatomy Building

    Please bring any thoughts, questions and ideas you have to contribute to the discussion sessions.
To book a place and/or for further information contact Devorah Romanek on email: d.romanek@ucl.ac.uk
Visit: www.ucl.ac.uk/museums/events
This workshop is FREE; Tea/Coffee will be provided.
This programme is generously funded by the AHRC Research Workshops scheme.

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One Response to Touch and the Value of Object Handling

  1. material girl May 15, 2007 at 9:41 pm #

    I just attend today’s session in the Horniman Museum. It’s very nice and I do learn more about the conservator’s perspectives of ethnographic objects. Thanks for everyone who organize this class.

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