Free seminar in central London
17:15-18:30, 12 December 2017
Wolfson Room I, Institute of Historical Research, London, WC1 7HU
Wine & mince pies
What if the museum could only save one object?
Seven doctoral students will tackle this difficult question at an entertaining Christmas seminar. Each researcher has chosen one item from the 4 million objects in Royal Museum Greenwich’s collection and will be given five minutes to argue why it should be saved. They will discuss their chosen object’s historical significance, what stories it can tell, how it might be displayed, its conservation needs and/or its provenance.
The audience will vote to decide a winner. Come along and choose between a selection of weird and wonderful objects, including a pair of trousers, a set of West African weights and a biscuit. All welcome. No need to book. Please join us for wine & mince pies afterwards.
No objects will be harmed as a result of this seminar.
Jack Avery, University of Bristol & The National Archives
Julia Binter, University of Oxford
Callum Easton, University of Cambridge
Katherine Gazzard, National Portrait Gallery & University of East Anglia
Anna McKay, University of Leicester
Maya Wassell Smith, University of Cardiff
Hannah Stockton, Queen Mary, University of London
Dr Aaron Jaffer, Royal Museums Greenwich