The Pitt Rivers Museum and Oxford ASPIRE are offering 10 bursaries to attend the:
The opportunity: to attend the major international conference on ‘The Future of Ethnographic Museums’. Held at the Pitt Rivers Museum and Keble College, Oxford, the conference includes: lectures given by leading authorities on museums and ethnographic collections, opportunities for networking and giving poster presentations, a performance art piece by the acclaimed Aboriginal Australian artist Christian Thompson, and a reception and torchlight music event at the Pitt Rivers Museum.
For further details see: http://www.prm.ox.ac.uk/PRMconference_details.html.
What the bursary covers: the full costs of the conference including accommodation in Keble College, conference dinners, lunches, teas, coffees, attendance at receptions etc., but excluding travel costs.
What you have to do: write up a supporting statement of up to 800 words. This should include the following information:
- Your name, job title/role and place of work (confirmation will be sought from successful candidates that they do work in or for the institutions they have cited)
- Up to 300 words describing how attendance at the Conference will have a positive impact on your professional development
- Up to 300 words describing the potential positive impacts on your organisation or organisations you work for. Please consider if there are links to your organisation’s public programme or research priorities
- Up to 200 words describing how you could share learning from the Conference within your region.
Send your entry by March 31st 2013 to: Lucy Shaw, ASPIRE Office, Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Rd, Oxford, OX1 3PW or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assessment of entries: assessment will be by ASPIRE staff with support from museum experts. Successful applicants will be informed by May 1st 2013. Decisions will be final.
Eligibility: UK citizens working with ethnographic collections in or for museums in England.
For further details please contact Lucy Shaw: email@example.com | 01865 613783