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Venues & Dates: Horniman Museum and Gardens, London, Friday 3 April 2020
Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, Wednesday 8 April 2020
New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester, Tuesday 14 April 2020
The Royal Pavilion and Museums, Brighton, Friday 17 April 2020
National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, Friday 24 April 2020
Time: 10h00 – 16h30
Places available: 10 per venue
The University of Glasgow’s AHRC-funded research project Situating Pacific Barkcloth in Time and Place has received further funding to maximise impact and engagement and is delighted to announce an exciting 1-day workshop, to be held at 5 regional host venues, in April 2020.
Led by the host venue, the project team and Reggie Meredith and Uilisone Fitiao, barkcloth makers and scholars from American Samoa, the workshop is aimed at non-specialist curators and museum staff from local and regional museums and historic houses. Participants will explore through talks, demonstrations and practical sessions:
Each host venue’s barkcloth collection will act as a valuable study resource during discussions, while examples of modern raw plant materials, tools and barkcloth will be available for participants to interact and engage with. Participants are expected to bring images and provenance information of their museum’s barkcloth pieces for analysis and discussion. Resources will be provided to help in the further interpretation and understanding of barkcloth, allowing museums to make it more accessible and host innovative, interactive and informative opportunities for their own visitors.
A public 1-day event follows each museum staff workshop; for more information, please see the website of each regional host. All participants are welcome to attend the public events.
Each 1-day workshop includes catering for all participants. Travel/accommodation funding will be taken under consideration if requested. This will be decided upon the discretion of the workshop organisers. Booking is essential; select venues may have the capacity to host more than 10 places.
*If applying to attend a workshop in a region other than your own, please explain why on the form. First priority will be given to participants located within each region.
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American Samoan U'a Patch & New Workshop Dates
26th March 2020
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Barkcloth Basics - Workshop Postponement Announcement
12th March 2020
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Registration open for the Recent Advances in Barkcloth Conservation Symposium
16th October 2018
Presenting diverse approaches to understanding the making, conservation and display of barkcloth in several tropical regions More >
Call for Papers: Conservation of Barkcloth Material
10th July 2018
Invitation for submissions for a one day symposium on the conservation of barkcloth from any part of the world More >
Student Blog: Volunteering for the Barkcloth Workshop
19th June 2018
Four students describe their experiences participating in the three day event More >
Research Studentship Working on the Barkcloth Project
12th June 2018
Experience from Jennifer Brunton who embarked on a recent research studentship More >
Barkcloth workshops and visiting practitioners from American Samoa
18th April 2018
There have been exciting developments for the barkcloth project team recently – at the end of March we hosted a visit from two bar More >
Tapa symposium at Auckland War Memorial Museum
8th January 2018
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