Friday, June 12, 2009

The University of Reading, Stenton Lecture 2009

Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum: The Objects of History

The Palmer Building, 12th November, 2009 at 6pm.

The Stenton Symposium 2009.

12th November 2009: 2.30pm. The Palmer Building.

Collecting the Objects of History: past historic, future imperfect?

This year the Stenton symposium will be a round table to discuss themes related to and implicit in the Stenton Lecture, which follows it, which Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, will deliver on “The Objects of History”.

The symposium will focus on the issues and challenges of curating and presenting collections which were formed in the 18th century (Antiquarian and ‘Enlightenment’ collections), or the 19th ( ‘The Virtual Museum’) or early 20th centuries, often with imperialist agendas, into the globalised 21st century.

Keynote speakers:
Dr Alan Borg, previously Director of the V and A and the Imperial War Museum.
Dr Charles Gore, SOAS,
Professor Deborah Swallow, Director, Courtauld Institute,
Dr John Whiteley, The Ashmolean.

There is no charge for the symposium, but please register with Mrs Jacqui Fletcher, Department of History, University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, RG6 6AA: tel. 0118 378 1848: e-mail:
Those registering for the symposium will be guaranteed a reserved seat for Neil MacGregor’s Stenton lecture, which will take place in the Palmer Building at 6pm.


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