Recent Discoveries and New Directions in the R.E. Hart Collections of the Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery

PROGRAMME

The Institute of English Studies and Birkbeck College, University of London, together with the Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery, and the University Centre at Blackburn College are pleased to announce an international conference on the R.E. Hart Collections at the Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th November 2017. In 2015, the Institute of English Studies and the Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery established an academic partnership whereby the Institute has led research on the manuscript and rare book collections donated by R.E. Hart to the museum in 1946. This conference marks the progress of that research, and celebrates the opening of the Level 2 research and access area at the museum. Funded by an Arts Council England Resilience Grant, research on the manuscript and book collections has yielded extraordinary discoveries. The opening of Level 2 will enable both academics and the public to access Hart's collections in a secure and comfortable environment. 

Thursday 9th November 2017: Reception to mark the opening of Level 2 at the Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery

4.00pm Welcome by Dr Cynthia Johnston. Opening lecture by Ed Potten on Recent Discoveries in the Hart Collection

5.00pm Opening of the Level 2; Damian Talbot, Blackburn with Darwen Executive Member for Leisure, Culture and Young People; Rebecca Johnson, Arts and Heritage Manager, Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery

5.30pm View of the Treasures of the Hart Collection

6.30pm Close

Friday 10th November 2017: 'Something for my native town': Recent Discoveries and New Directions in the R.E. Hart Collections of the Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery Conference at the University Centre of Blackburn College

Full day conference from 9.00am to 5.30pm.

Plenary lecture by Professor David McKitterick: ‘Collecting- for whom?’

REGISTRATION
  • £15 Standard rate
  • £10 Concessions rate (Students / Unwaged / Retirees)

Supported using public funding supplied by Arts Council England.

        

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