Wine Reception

Marie Curie Conference (MC2)
Monday 10th April - Wednesday 12th April 2006

The wine reception will take place in Manchester Museum in the Animal Life Gallery delegates are encouraged to take a look around the gallery while having a glass of wine or non-alcoholic drink.

There are several things that distinguish the Manchester Museum. One is the size and range of its collections, which make it like a smaller version of the British Museum and the Natural History Museum rolled into one. Another is the fact that it is leading the way in re-thinking the role of these kinds of collections as an interface between the university and the wider community. It is unique for a university museum in the range and boldness of its public programmes, while at the same time maintaining and developing its academic excellence. It is also particularly good at collaborating with other museums in the region.

It is hoped that one of the Museum’s curators will be available to welcome the delegates and give a short introduction to the Museum. Museum staff teach at both undergraduate and postgraduate level in partnership with the University's teaching departments. Several also act as academic tutors, supervise dissertations, set and mark undergraduate examinations and act as external examiners for other universities. The Museum hosts a number of projects for students at the University. The Museum also collaborates with the Department of Art History and Archaeology to provide an integral part of the MA in Art Gallery and Museum studies.

We hope to see all the delegates at the reception for what promises to be an enjoyable and interesting evening.