The outline programme for the day is as follows:
10:00-11:15 opening and then presentations/discussions:
Inbal Livne – Tibetan Collections in Scotland 1890-1930: using material culture to establish a critical historiography of missionary and military intent.
Timothy Fitzgerald (University of Stirling) and Kevin McLoughlin (National Museums Scotland) – The Collaborative Doctoral Award process and benefits to each institution from the PhD
11:15-11:30 coffee/tea break
Diana Lange – “Dundee and the World”: The Collection(s) of Thomas Alexander Wise (1802-1889)
Emma Martin – ‘The Barmiak Lama came to explain the meaning of those Tibetan curios which were concerned with religion’. How a colonial officer’s lessons in Tibetan materialised.
Sabine Dedenbach-Salazar Saenz – Dictionaries of minority languages as ‘exhibits’ – From colonialism to the decolonisation of knowledge
Deborah Sutton – The Plastic Idea: the attributes of Hindu Art in the twentieth century
14:45-15:00 coffee/tea break
Jennifer Way – Resembling the Collection: Vietnamese Handicraft at the Smithsonian, ca 1962-
Rebecca Loder-Neuhold – “The only Africa museum in the Mühlviertel…” Mission museums in German speaking countries
There is then an invitation to dinner for all participants.