Bringing the dead to life: how to display museum natural science

Natural science displays at Leeds City Museum
(c)Leeds Museums and Galleries
NatSCA event
Friday, September 22, 2017 -
10:00 to 16:00

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Room G22 LT, Pearson Building (North East Entrance), University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

This day concentrates on the opportunities and pitfalls you might consider when mounting a museum exhibition. We hope to provide you with plenty of case studies and advice on how to successfully display collections.
Whilst the day has natural science collections in mind, it should be of use to anyone considering putting on an object display, whatever the theme.

Topics include:
Re-displaying the Museum-of-the-Year-shortlisted Lapworth Museum (Jon Clatworthy, Lapworth Museum)
Producing exhibition catalogues (Sophie Forgan, Captain Cook Memorial Museum)
Access considerations in museum displays (Euan's Guide - the disabled access review website and app)
Targeting and consulting audiences (Raphael Chanay, Natural History Museum)
Re-opening the University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge (Kelly Richards, University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge)
Modern taxidermy display practise (Ebony Andrews, Calderdale Museums)
Labelling natural history objects (Jan Freedman, Plymouth Museums)
Attracting corporate sponsorship for exhibitions (Nick Marsden, Science Museum Group)
How to use living animals in museum displays (Michelle Davis, Horniman Museum)

N.B. No catering is provided at this event but there are plenty of outlets nearby to purchase coffee and lunch.

10am – 4.00pm (times tbc) 22nd September 2017
Room G22 LT, Pearson Building (North East Entrance), University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Member* £20
Non-member** £40

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