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Encountering the Sacred in Museums, London 15 March

2013-02-15 19:27 | ESSWE admin (Administrator)
Friday 15 March, 10.30-17.00

What role do museums play in visitors’ religious and spiritual lives? Join us for a unique day of discussions on the varied ways visitors practise their faith and encounter the sacred in museums. Featuring speakers from a mix of museum and academic backgrounds, this event will explore the visitor experience at venues including the Museum of Witchcraft in Cornwall, the Creation Museum in Kentucky and the recent ‘spiritual journeys’ exhibitions at the British Museum.

Confirmed speakers include:
  • Karen Armstrong, British Museum Trustee
  • Rickie Burman, The National Gallery (and former Director of the Jewish Museum)
  • Qaisra Khan, Project Curator at The British Museum
  • Dr John Troyer, Deputy Director of the Death and Dying Practices Associate, University of Bath.

Event details:
£35, Members/concessions £28
The Stevenson Lecture Theatre, the British Museum, London
Morning and afternoon refreshments will be provided
The Museum will remain open until 20.30

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