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How should museums and libraries talk about politics? A practical workshop

Hosted by the LSE Library

LSE Library Gallery, United Kingdom

A workshop exploring how we collect and talk politics in museums and libraries today. Asking how we acknowledge that a museum or archive is not neutral, while also encouraging frank conversations about contemporary and /or difficult issues, this workshop draws together case studies and a long table conversation event.

This is a study afternoon for people working in museums, libraries and archives that highlights methods, techniques and encourages learning from each other for engaged practice.

  • 2-2.15pm: Welcome and arrive in the LSE Library Gallery (a chance to view the What does Brexit Mean to you? exhibition).
  • 2.15pm: What does Brexit Mean to You? A Conversation
  • 3pm: Tea & Coffee in the Education Room
  • 3.20pm: Papers
    • Confirmed papers from:
      • Stefan Dickers (Bishopsgate Institute), Grab ‘em by the Patriarchy and the Berwickshire Granarchists: collecting and documenting the Women’s March of 2017 and the Trump March of 2018;
      • Jordan Landes (Senate House Library, University of London), Radical voices: Collection development, management and the future of the professions.
  • 4.30pm: Discussion

The British Library of Political and Economic Science was founded in 1896, a year after the London School of Economics and Political Science. It has been based in the Lionel Robbins Building since 1978 and houses many world class collections, including The Women's Library.

*Image credit: Stef Dickers, Bishopsgate Institute*

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