Symbiosis: Art and Science in Natural History Museums and Collections
Session 2: Palaeoart - Reimagining Neanderthals
We are delighted to announce that the Symbiosis Network will be holding its next conference online on 9th, 11th and 13th November from Oxford University Museum of Natural History, supported by the University of Birmingham. The theme of the conference is Symbiosis: Art and Science in Natural History Museums and Collections. The panels will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. UK time, with free public registration. They will focus on natural history museum architecture and design (9th Nov), palaeoart (11th Nov) and how the arts and sciences can work together to address the challenges of the Anthropocene within museums (13th Nov). Confirmed speakers include representatives of the leading museums in Paris, Pittsburgh, Rio de Janeiro, Copenhagen, Porto, Strasbourg and Vienna, among others.
Session 2: Palaeoart - Reimagining Neanderthals (Wed 11th Nov, 2-3 p.m.)
With the discovery that Neanderthals and modern humans interbred, we have come to see our relationship to them in very different terms. In the first of three panel discussions on palaeoart, we will be looking at how the arts can help us to reimagine our nearest extinct relatives.
You can register for the other sessions using the links below:
Session 1: Natural History Museum Design (Mon 9th Nov, 2-5 p.m.)
Session 3: Case Studies in the History of Palaeoart (Wed 11th Nov, 3-4 p.m.)
Session 4: Palaeoart - Modelling Ancient Life (Wed 11th Nov, 4-5 p.m.)
Session 5: The Anthropocene and the Arts in NHMs (Fri 13th Nov, 2-5 p.m.)
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Speakers in this session include:
Rebecca Wragg Sykes
Author of Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art
Trine Kellberg Nielsen
Project Leader, Neanderthal – In the Land of the Mammoth Hunters, Moesgaard Museum
Chair: Will Tattersdill
Senior Lecturer in Popular Literature, University of Birmingham