Symposium

Friday 27th September 2013
10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Mill Lane Lecture Room 1
8 Mill Lane
Cambridge CB2 1RX
United Kingdom

Keynote Speaker:
Dr Sam Alberti, Objects of Knowledge: Using Material Culture in Twentieth-Century Museums.
Sam Alberti is Director of Museums and Archives at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, which includes the renowned Hunterian Museum.

● 6 Museums ● 6 Projects ● 6 Early Career Researchers ●

Six post-doctoral researchers will present their new research projects at a one-day symposium.  Between January 2013 and September 2013, the six researchers have led individual AHRC-funded internship projects at six Museums and Collections across the University of Cambridge Museums.

Six researchers: 
Leena Rana, Fitzwilliam Museum
Aaron Jaffer, Fitzwilliam Museum
Rebecca Wade, Museum of Classical Archaeology
Pippa Lacey, Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Seb Falk, Whipple Museum of the History of Science
Lorna Richardson, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and Museum of Zoology

The AHRC-funded programme incorporates a range of disciplinary approaches and outcomes. In addition, the early career researchers are engaging in public talks, education workshops, outreach, open days, digital blogs, presenting conference papers.  Each is curating an actual and/or virtual exhibition of their research.

This programme is supported by University of Cambridge Museums, the Arts and Humanities Research Council and Arts Council England, through the UCM’s Connecting with Connections Initiative. This initiative aims to transform access to the exceptional collections and research resources of University of Cambridge Museums.

Symposium Programme

9.00 – 10.00  Registration with Tea and Coffee

10.00 Liz Hide, University of Cambridge Museums Officer
Introduction to the Connecting Collections Programme

10.15 Dr Sam Alberti, Royal College of Surgeons of England, including the Huntarian Museum
Objects of Knowledge: Using Material Culture in Twentieth-Century Museums

11.00 – 11.30 Tea and Coffee

11.30 Leena Rana, Fitzwilliam Museum
Stories behind the Stitches: Schoolgirl Samplers of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

12.00 Rebecca Wade, Museum of Classical Archaeology
Casting Brucciani:  Death Masks, Tightrope Walkers, Boxers and Murderers

12.30 Seb Falk, Whipple Museum of the History of Science
King Arthur’s Table: Learning from a Replica Scientific Instrument

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 Aaron Jaffer, Fitzwilliam Museum
Images of the British Empire on Nineteenth-Century Medals

14.30 Pippa Lacey, Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Changing Perspectives: a Garden through Time

15.00 Lorna Richardson, Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology and Museum of Zoology
Strategically Digital

15.30 – 16.00 Roundtable Discussion

Lunch and refreshments are provided.
The event is free.  Booking essential, via Eventbrite http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/4511522084

****This event is now fully booked.  If you would like to  join the waiting list for tickets, please email rjw214@cam.ac.uk****

Getting Here

Connecting with Collections Symposium
Lecture Room 1
Mill Lane Lecture Rooms
8 Mill Lane
Cambridge
CB2 1RX

Entry to Mill Lane Lecture Rooms is from Mill Lane

Cycle
There is cycle parking outside Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, in the 16a Mill Lane car park and on nearby roads. Please note that parking is prohibited at 17 Mill Lane and the exterior wall of the Pitt Building.

Bus
The Uni 4 bus from Madingley Road Park and Ride stops on Trumpington Street.

Rail
Cambridge station is approximately 20 minute walk from Mill Lane. There are frequent buses and a taxi rank. Cambridge has frequent services from London Kings Cross and Stansted.

Car Parking
The nearest public car park is Grand Arcade on Corn Exchange Street
Grand Arcade Parking. There are several Park and Ride sites around Cambridge city centre.

Access
There is level wheelchair access to the Mill Lane building via a lift at the main entrance and a ramp at the rear. Lecture Room 1 is on the ground floor with a wheelchair space. Disabled toilets are also on the ground floor. There is an infra-red hearing enhancement system for hearing aid users.

Please contact the organizers if you have any further questions about the day.

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