A Multidisciplinary Conference on Art and Cultural Institutions
13-14 September 2018
School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester
This conference seeks to explore the power relations in the contemporary museum context. The term ‘museums’ in the title encompasses not only museums but all forms of cultural institutions where people, objects and other entities interact.
By putting ‘em’ in parenthesis, the term ‘(em)Power’ has two implications. Cultural institutions can own, share, give or withhold authority through the distribution of values and meanings. Whether empowering or not, cultural institutions are unquestionably political spaces where power negotiations between different bodies take place.
This conference therefore aims to encourage conversations between academics, artists and professionals from different sectors about how cultural institutions react to the dynamics of power happening around them. Museums (em)Power will be the seventh conference developed by the PhD community at the University of Leicester’s School of Museum Studies. Confirmed keynote speakers include: Professor Simon Knell and Professor Richard Sandell
Deadline for abstract submission: 15 June 2018
Notification of successful applicants: 30 June 2018
Deadline for early bird registration: 31 May 2018
Deadline for standard-rate registration: 6 September 2018
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