14th September 2015

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The Trafficking Culture exhibition at the Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow

The Trafficking Culture Society is pleased to announce its Autumn 2015 seminar series, What’s It To Me? Relevancy and Impact of Doing Research on the Illicit Antiquities Trade.

The series will explore how students and researchers from art history, museum studies, archaeology, criminology and law, both at Glasgow and within the wider world, are affected by issues of looting, trafficking, collection, and exhibition of illicit cultural and art objects.

How do these issues affect you and your work? And most importantly, what can you do about them? Come along to the Hunterian Museum, or tune in live on Periscope at @meg_lambert!

All are welcome to attend, with PGR and PGT students especially encouraged.

The following seminars will take place from 4pm to 4.45pm in the Hunterian Museum, which is currently hosting an exhibition about Trafficking Culture.

  • Thursday September 17 – Christine Weirich: “Introduction to the Issues: Freshers Week Special”
  • Thursday October 1Donna Yates: “Cultural Heritage Protection in Pre- And Post- Earthquake Nepal: Challenges and Opportunities for Researchers”
  • Thursday October 15Meg Lambert: “Harms of Omission: the Effects of Archaeological, Anthropological, and Art Historical Publishing on the Illicit Antiquities Trade”
  • Thursday October 29 – Christa Roodt: “Doubtful Provenance and Due Diligence in a Global Context”
  • Tuesday November 10Christos Tsirogiannis: “Illicit Antiquities in Museums: Issues, Questions and Challenges for New Professionals”
  • Thursday December 10Jessica Dietzler: “Affecting Things: Understanding the Subject Matter and Relevancy of Your Statements and Their Impact on Illicit Market Control

Find the society on Facebook, email gutraffickingculture@gmail.com

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