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10 bursaries available to attend Ethnographic Museums Conference

20 February 13 -- jsuess

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.

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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

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: | 01865 613783

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