Conference Announcement: Inaugural Int'l Conference of the Council for Museum Anthropology: "Museum Anthropology Futures"

Inaugural Int'l Conference of the Council for Museum Anthropology: "Museum Anthropology Futures"
May 25-27th, 2017 at Concordia University, Montreal, QC

This conference invites museum anthropologists (academics, students, and museum professionals), artists, art historians, as well as other curators and community thinkers and actors for 2.5 days of stimulating sessions, sustained knowledge exchange, and museum visits. “Museum Anthropology Futures” seeks to spark critical reflection and discussions on (1) the state of museum anthropology as an academic discipline; (2) innovative methods around the use of collections; (3) exhibition experiments that engage with anthropological research; and (4) the use of museums to effectively take on pressing social concerns such as immigration, inequality, racism, colonial legacies, heritage preservation, and cultural identities, representation, and creativity as productive responses to these.

This will not be your traditional conference experience! “Museum Anthropology Futures” is designed to facilitate focused, frank, vivid conversations (roundtables, workshops, pecha kucha sessions, pop-up exhibits) and engage a broad public through keynotes and the dissemination of textual and audio-visual reportage in a range of media (press, podcasts, twitter, websites) during the post-conference period.

If you have any questions, please email the organizing committee here
Conference Organizing committee:
-Erica Lehrer (Concordia University)
-Jen Shannon (University of Colorado Museum of Natural History and University of Colorado, Boulder)
-Joshua A. Bell (National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution)
-John P. Lukavic (Denver Art Museum)

In order to help the planning committee please respond to this brief, two question survey to let us know how likely you are to attend "Museum Anthropology Futures:"