Upcoming Events at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.

November 2014

As always the NMM has outlined an array of fascinating events for the coming weeks and it starts TODAY!

 

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Maritime Archives – a voyage of discovery

The National Maritime Museum is hosting the National Museums, Libraries and Archives Group’s (NMLAG) seminar to highlight the fantastic maritime collections they hold focussing on material that is unique to each institution and particularly covering anything that is related to the First World War. Join us to explore the archives of the Bodleian Library, The National Museum of the Royal Navy, The Fleet Air Arm Museum, The National Maritime Museum, Lloyds Information Centre, SS Great Britain, TNA, Chatham Historic Dockyard and the British Antarctic Survey. Programme attached.

Tickets are £10. Concessions £7.50 (NMLAG members, people over 60 and students)

Venue: Lecture Theatre, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

For more information and to book a place please contact research@rmg.co.uk or call  020 8312 6716

 

Thursdays, 20 November, 4 December 2014 and 29 January 2015

Travellers’ Tails Seminars: Exploration*

Join an eclectic range of speakers including scholars, artists, scientists, explorers and museum professionals to examine the changing nature, impact and legacies of European exploration since the mid-18th century. Speakers include Lisa Pook, due to be the first woman to walk to the Pole of Inaccessibility; botanical artist Lucy Smith; Dr Lowri Jones, research fellow at the University of Nottingham  and artist Emma Smith.

 

There are three more seminars in this series:

 

Thursday, 20 November

Finding voices and reshaping history

How might histories of exploration be told other than through a series of heroes? What role do local peoples and intermediaries  have in the making of geographical and anthropological knowledge?

Exploration, collecting and the translocation of ‘natural’ histories – Dr Edwina Fitzpatrick

 

Thursday, 4 December

Empire and the Museum

Explore how empire is represented in museums and what is missing. How can the process of exploration be documented and displayed to ensure other voices are included?

The Museum and the Colonial ‘Elsewhere’ – Professor Elizabeth Edwards, De Montford University

 

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Arts and science: an enlightened approach

Investigate the role played by the arts in the interpretation of science and exploration today. Why have the perception and practice of art and science separated into two distinct disciplines and how is this being addressed today?

 

*These seminars are organised by the Learning and Interpretation Department and will take place in the Queen’s House, from 18.00-21.00.

Tickets are £8.00. Concessions £6.00 (for Members, students and people over 60).

Book online at www.rmg.co.uk/whats-on/events/travellers-tails-exploration or call 020 8312 6608

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