Uncovering the Muse: A Night at the Booth Museum

Uncovering the Muse: A Night at the Booth Museum
Thu 16 November 2017
Thursday 16 November 2017
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Join us after hours at the Booth as the museum comes alive. Enjoy a drink from the bar as artists and scientists from the University of Brighton share their insights into the Booth collection. With talks, workshops and demonstrations.

Programme:
All included in the ticket price unless otherwise stated

Wildlife conservation stories behind the specimens – Rachel White
7.30, 8.15 & 9pm
One vital role museum specimens currently play is helping scientists understand more about biodiversity and facilitating wildlife conservation. The session explores this by unlocking some of the extensive Booth Museum’s bird collections and telling their conservation story.
Dr Rachel White is a Senior Lecturer in Ecology and Conservation Science at the University of Brighton

Just a Label? – Marcus Winter
8, 8.45 & 9.30pm
Object labels and visitor books are a standard feature in many museums, and often the only ways in which curators impart their knowledge about exhibits and visitors document their impressions and thoughts. Drawing on Dr Winter’s recent research, this session looks at opportunities and challenges when introducing novel technologies in museums and presents some hands-on examples.
Dr Marcus Winter is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics.

The Digital Storytelling Collective
7.30, 8.15 & 9pm
The Digital Storytelling Collective discuss participative creative media practice and the ways in which they used it to engage with the Booth Museum. They will present their digital stories, collaboratively made, and open a debate with attendees on the ways in which sharing personal stories might reveal novel ways of engaging with museum exhibits and archives.
Ross Adamson is Senior Lecturer in Media Studies and Ray Gibson is a Brighton-based freelance photographer specialising in performing arts and events.

The Penguin Is Present – Susan Diab
8, 8.45 & 9.30pm
Susan Diab spent time with a penguin from the Booth Museum’s collection of taxidermy, letting it communicate with her and noting down anything that it ‘says’. Her encounter with the penguin is centred around the question ‘what is it that we are really looking at when we are faced with a museum exhibit?’. Her presentation is a reflection on how a museum visitor approaches and processes their experience.
Susan Diab is an artist who teaches Fine Art at the University of Brighton.

Behind the Scenes Tours with curatorial staff are also available to book on the night – £5 per person

Admission

£10, members £8, book in advance. Pay bar. 18+
You can buy tickets by telephoning the Events Booking line on 03000 290902 (Mon-Fri), in person at any of our venues or you can buy tickets online.
You can also email visitor.services@brighton-hove.gov.uk if you have any queries.
A £1.50 booking fee may apply to some events. Tickets cannot be reserved without payment. Please book early as an event may be cancelled if too few tickets have been sold.

http://brightonmuseums.org.uk/discover/events/event/late-at-the-booth-uncovering-the-muse/

Photo credit: Kate Holden

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