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"Encountering the Sacred in Museums"

Published on 21 February, 2013

Event at The Stevenson Lecture Theatre, the British Museum, London, Friday 15 March

Friday 15 March, 10.30-17.00

Description by the organizers:

What role do museums play in visitors' religious and spiritual lives? Join us for a unique day of discussions on the varied ways visitors practise their faith and encounter the sacred in museums. Featuring speakers from a mix of museum and academic backgrounds, this event will explore the visitor experience at venues including the Museum of Witchcraft in Cornwall, the Creation Museum in Kentucky and the recent 'spiritual journeys' exhibitions at the British Museum.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Karen Armstrong, British Museum Trustee
  • Rickie Burman, The National Gallery
  • Qaisra Khan, Project Curator at The British Museum
  • Dr John Troyer, Deputy Director of the Centre for Death and Society, University of Bath

More information about the event here.

Confirmed speakers include Karen Armstrong, British Museum Trustee; Rickie Burman, The National Gallery; Qaisra Khan, Project Curator at The British Museum; and Dr John Troyer, Deputy Director of the Centre for Death and Society, University of Ba
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