Replicas in museums and heritage contexts: putting theory into practice
This SGSAH Heritage-Hub day-event, taking place at the National Museums of Scotland Collections Centre, is organised by the University of Stirling in partnership with National Museums Scotland and ICOMOS UK. The workshop aims to bring students, museum and heritage practitioners together to discuss the theory and practice of working with replicas on monuments, in museums and in other heritage contexts, and to consider the implications of recent ethnographic work on their contemporary value and authenticity. There is a focus on thinking and acting in an interdisciplinary way, and across the museum and heritage sectors.
This free event is for interested postgraduate research students (8 places max, application through the SGSAH) and invited museum and heritage practitioners (10 places max). The practitioners will be people who work with replicas in heritage site and museum contexts and who are interested in developing practical guidance that is informed by current research. The final discussion will develop co-produced ideas for what such cross-sector guidance might contain. This will inform a guidance-drafting workshop, attended by practitioners only, which is taking place the following day.