Antique Dealer Project Conference

The British Antiques Trade in the 20th Century - A Cultural Geography

Temple Newsam House, Leeds

14 and 15 April 2015

This two-day conference is an opportunity to hear about the AHRC funded 32 month research project focused on the history of the British Antique Trade in the 20th century, and a celebration and thank you to the many participants in the project.

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Enquiries: antiquedealers@leeds.ac.uk or 0113 343 8919

Anatomical Modelling Symposium, Royal College of Surgeons, 30 January 2016

Covering the full scope of anatomical modelling across multiple materials and species, this study day offers the opportunity to learn more about the design, creation and use of anatomical models. Delegates will also have the opportunity to engage with makers and modellers to discover the creative process involved in the modern creation of anatomical models. Featuring speakers from across the heritage sector and a keynote by Dr Elizabeth Hallam; editor of the new RCS volume Designing Bodies: Models of Human Anatomy from Wax to Plastics (http://shop.rcseng.ac.uk/1250-1668/Books/Designing-Bodies.aspx).

Speakers: Dr Elizabeth Hallam (Aberdeen/Oxford), Miranda Lowe (Natural History Museum), Dr Anna Maerker (Kings College London), Annette Townsend (National Museums Wales), Eleanor Crook (Sculptor), Clare Rangeley (Modeller). Chair: Dr Sam Alberti (RCS).

See full details including programme and abstracts: http://www.rcseng.ac.uk/museums/hunterian/events/special-events.

Tickets £38/£26 (concessions: students, RCS fellows, members & affiliates.) Includes all refreshments and delegates lunch. Booking is essential on 020 7869 6568.

Royal College of Surgeons of England, London WC2A 3PE

MGHG AGM 2015

On 27 October the Museums and Galleries History Group held its Annual General Meeting at the Art Fund's Museum of the Year 2015, the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester. Head of Collections David Morris gave us a fascinating talk on the Clough Collection of Prints and the innovative ways in which they were displayed at the then Whitworth Institute. David then kindly led us on a tour around the building, taking in both the refurbished historic spaces and the impressive new galleries and educational facilities. 

Look out for forthcoming announcements about the MGHG 2016 Conference and exciting new content for members on the website.