[csaa-forum] Collecting, Ordering, Governing book launch and complimentary tickets

Emily-Kate Ringle-Harris E.Ringle-Harris at westernsydney.edu.au
Wed May 24 12:25:15 ACST 2017


7 June 2017
Australian Museum
We are excited to announce that Collecting, Ordering, Governing: Anthropology, Museums, and Liberal Government authored by Tony Bennett, Fiona Cameron, Nélia Dias, Ben Dibley, Rodney Harrison, Ira Jacknis and Conal McCarthy has been published by Duke University Press.

The Institute for Culture and Society invites you to celebrate the launch of this book with a special event at the Australian Museum on Wednesday 7 June.

*Complimentary Tickets*

The Institute has purchased a limited number of tickets and we would like to offer you access to two complimentary registrations. If you would like to attend, please register for your tickets at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ICS7JunEvent 

*Event Details*

Date: Wednesday 7 June 2017
Time: 6-8pm
Venue: Hallstrom Theatre, Australian Museum, 1 William Street, Sydney

Bookings essential. Admission includes a welcome drink.

Additional tickets are available for purchase from the Australian Museum: https://australianmuseum.net.au/event/collecting-ordering-governing-panel-discussion-and-book-launch 

This fascinating talk and book launch will explore the relationships between anthropological fieldwork, museum collecting and social governance in the early 20th century, and their impact on the conception and agency of different groups in society.

The speakers will reflect on these concerns in particular relation to Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand, and discuss their relevance to contemporary museums’ practices and politics. This panel discussion will be of great interest to scholars and students of anthropology, museum studies, cultural studies, and indigenous studies as well as museum and heritage professionals. 

Presenters and Topics:
- Chair: Emma Waterton, Associate Professor in the Geographies of Heritage, School of Social Sciences and Psychology and the Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University. 
- Tony Bennett: Re-collecting Ourselves. Tony Bennett is Research Professor in Social and Cultural Theory in the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University.
- Conal McCarthy: The Māori Engagement with Museum Anthropology. Associate Professor Conal McCarthy is Director of the Museum and Heritage Studies Programme at Victoria University of Wellington.
- Matt Poll: Contemporary Aboriginal Artists Reconstructing Anthropological Assemblages. Matt Poll is the Assistant Curator of the Macleay Museum Indigenous Heritage Collections and the University of Sydney Repatriation Project Officer.

You can read the introduction to the book for free on the Duke University website: https://www.dukeupress.edu/Assets/PubMaterials/978-0-8223-6268-5_601.pdf 

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