The James Green Centre for World Art and the University of Sussex are delighted to announce that the Symposium, ‘Objects, Images and Imaginings: New Perspectives on the Material and Visual Culture of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands’, will take place at the Brighton Museum & Art Gallery on Friday May 18 2007.
Themes for the day include collectors and collecting of the Islands' material culture, visual representations of colonial penal colonies and criminality, twenty-first century interaction with the indigenous communities and material heritages, and contemporary museum engagement with and representation of the Islands.
Speakers include Dr Simron Jit Singh (University of Klagenfurt, Vienna), Professor Vishvajit Pandya (Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information & Communication Technology), Dr Zita van der Beek and Dr Marcel Vellinga (Oxford Brookes University), Dr Ian Duncan (University of Sussex), Dr Clare Anderson (University of Leicester), Patricia Allan (Glasgow Museums), and Claire Wintle (University of Sussex, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery)
We intend to welcome a diverse audience, and are confident that the symposium will be of interest to curators with Andamanese or Nicobarese materials in their care, scholars who focus on the region or comparable colonial/postcolonial situations, and all those concerned with the socio-cultural and political significance of the material contents of European museums.
Registration (inc. lunch and refreshments): £50 (full) £30 (concessions)
For more information, please contact Claire Wintle
University of Sussex
James Green Centre for World Art
Brighton Museum and Art Gallery
4-5 Pavilion Buildings
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