On Wednesday 19 June, ULIP and the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film (QMUL) are teaming up to run a post-graduate study day on ‘Thinking Research Practice with Museums: Translation, Curation, Collaboration’. The Study Day is designed to draw on the impressive new exhibition at the French Migration Museum, the Palais de la Porte Dorée, entitled ‘Paris London Music Migrations (1962-1989)’. Students and colleagues from QMUL, ULIP and local Paris institutions will discover the range of materials, sounds and testimonies used to bring the fascinating period of contact and transformation between musical forms and traditions from around the globe back to life against the background of the transformation of Paris and London into ever more diverse hubs of global migration, particularly under the effects of decolonization.
One of the exhibitions curators, Professor Martin Evans (Sussex), whose work has been associated with ULIP now for several years through the MA Paris Studies and more recently the MA Urban History and Culture, will then be discussing how this exhibition has both extended and informed his own research, giving the participants vital insights into how to develop their research enquiries through collaborative and public-facing work. Professor Evans’s session will be followed by further workshops on projects carried out at the interface with exhibition practice, spanning topics as varied as how ‘philosophical writings’ can form the basis for an exhibition, how film and museum spaces reflect and refract one another and what sort of ‘legacy’ is the secular space of the museum. The day will close with a return to the Palais de la Porte Dorée for a DJ Set on the forecourt of the museum with Karina H Maynard, charting the evolution of the London dance music scene.
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