Universeum - European Academic Heritage Network

UNIVERSEUM TRAINING

 

 

TRAINING WORKSHOP, STRASBOURG, 23-27 MAY 2016

REVEALING UNIVERSITY OBJECTS: FROM THE ATTICS TO THE PUBLIC

Universeum is pleased to announce its 1st Training Workshop in collaboration with the Jardin des Sciences, University of Strasbourg (France). The workshop is aimed at Universeum members who wish to develop their skills and knowledge in university collections management, documentation, conservation and public exhibition. Grants will be available for successful applicants.

University collections are diverse and range from pedagogical models to human body parts, from mounted animals to plaster casts, from maps to scientific illustrations and sketches, from fossils to scientific instruments, from manuscripts to paintings, among so many others. This diversity and complexity presents great challenges for their conservation and their valorisation to professionals in charge of U-collections.

Universeum's 1st Training Workshop is based on the active engagement of participants, rather than ‘traditional’ lessons by experts. It will be hands-on, interdisciplinary and debate-oriented. It aims at deconstructing the different processes involved in the identification, study, preservation and display of U-objects and collections. Participants will engage directly with objects and exchange in dialogue with conservators, curators, researchers, artists and communication designers. Group work will alternate with collective discussions in order to enhance each participant’s knowledge and skills.

Announcement, full text (PDF)

Application form (PDF)