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Museums conference 2015 text
Museums. Coastlines and the Sea
Conference 20 - 22 May 2015
This conference explores the role of the museum in relation to human engagements with the sea and major water courses such as lakes, lagoons and large river systems.
It primarily intends to address questions in the cultural rather than the scientific or ecological spheres, though it will include responses to environmental factors and climate change.
Participation is welcome from museum professionals, academics in relevant disciplines, artists and others with an interest in how humans in the present and past have conceptualised, encountered, represented and exploited water masses and adjacent shore-lines and coast-lines. It is intended that the conference should be trans-disciplinary in character.