Jan 27, 2017
from 04:15 PM to 06:00 PM
|Where||Edmund Leach Room, Division of Social Anthropology|
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Professor Nicholas Thomas (University of Cambridge, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology)
The return of curiosity: what museums are good for in the twenty-first century
Speaking on the basis of his recent book, The Return of Curiosity (Reaktion, 2016), Nicholas Thomas reflects on why museums have become so prominent in recent decades, and on the potentialities of their collections - as resources for education and also for civil society.