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JAMIE ALLAN BROWN is a PhD candidate within the Museums, Galleries, Collections and Heritage Institute (MGCHI), School of Art History at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. Funded by an EULAC Horizon2020 grant, his thesis will focus on youth empowerment, museums, heritage and sustainability across global contexts. His essay ‘The case for an inclusive museum: a perspective from excluded groups and communities’ featured in ICOFOM’s Defining museums of the 21 st century: plural experiences, he co-authored ‘Sustaining a sense of place through community crafts and culture’ featured in ICOFOM’s Museum & Place as well as ‘Community crafts and culture: empowering indigenous communities’ in Greenlines Institute for Sustainable Development’s Heritage 2018. He is currently the Project Administrator and Youth Worker for the EU-LAC-MUSEUMS project.

EU-LAC-MUSEUMS: Statement of solidarity during the Coronavirus pandemic

Statement of solidarity during the Coronavirus pandemic As a consortium of museum researchers, practitioners, and policymakers facing the unprecedented global situation around COVID-19, we take this moment to reflect on the role of museum communities and community museums in the world, as experienced through our Horizon 2020 project EU-LAC Museums. On behalf of the project…

14 April 2020EU-LAC-MUSEUMS

“Museums as Tools for Sustainable Community Development” by Dr Karen Brown and Luis Repetto Málaga

📣 Read the latest @ArtHistoryStA @EULACMuseums article by @MGSStAndrews Dr Karen Brown and Luis Repetto Málaga “Museums as Tools for Sustainable Community Development: Four Archaeological Museums in Northern Peru” URL: https://bit.ly/2UIu8Ce #horizon2020 #globalstandrews    

27 March 2020EU-LAC-MUSEUMS

POSTPONED: EU-LAC-MUSEUMS Final General Assembly in Costa Rica

Due to the developing situation surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19), it is with sincere regret that the Museums, Galleries and Collections Institute (MGCI) has decided to postpone our upcoming EU-LAC-MUSEUMS General Assembly, 23-28 March 2020.   The final EU-LAC-MUSEUMS General Assembly will be held in Costa Rica’s Finca 6 archaeological site, Museo Comunitario de Boruca and the Museo Comunitario…

20 February 2020EU-LAC-MUSEUMS

CANCELLED: Museum Studies: Past, Present, Future Conference

Museum Studies: Past, Present, Future Conference  Due to the developing situation surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19), it is with sincere regret that the Museums, Galleries and Collections Institute (MGCI) has decided to cancel our upcoming Museum Studies: Past, Present, Future conference, 7-8th May 2020. A full refund will be issued to those who have already booked their…

12 February 2020MGCI

Annual Public Lecture 2020

In 2020, MGCI is delighted to welcome David Anderson, Director-General, Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales to the University of St Andrews on Monday 17 February, 18:00, School 3 for his lecture entitled “The challenges of cultural democracy: St Fagans National Museum of History”. St Fagans National Museum of History, one of the seven museums to make up…

29 November 2019Lecture

Community Heritage (RSE)

Watch the LIVE Stream of the International Conference on Community Heritage by clicking here.   Community Heritage Scotland was a pilot project from 2018 which aimed to explore the ways in which people work and engage with heritage in their communities, while also aiming to bring about positive change in a sector which is not…

16 October 2019MGCI

EU-LAC-MUSEUMS (EU Horizon 2020)

EU-LAC-MUSEUMS is an international research project funded by Horizon 2020 –  the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever. Our research falls under the Call “Europe as a Global Actor – INT12 (2013-14) – The cultural, scientific and social dimension of EU-LAC relations”, and our aim is to build close connections between Europe and Latin America and…

16 October 2019EU-LAC-MUSEUMS MGCI

John Paterson Artwork Project (SFC)

The project is to develop a workforce plan for a Heritage Community Centre, identifying the new skills and expertise that will be required for the successful and sustainable operation of the organisation. The centre will be based on the extensive and exceptional collection of paintings and business memorabilia of John Paterson (1872-1945) and will serve…

16 October 2019MGCI

Community Crafts and Cultures (SFC GCRF)

This SFC GCRF project sought to support and empower three indigenous communities identified by the Museo Nacional de Costa Rica towards a sustainable future, through a collaborative fit-for-purpose practical solution to problems identified by the communities relating their artisan production and promotion. Partnerships The University of St Andrews in Scotland: Coordinator Dr Karen Brown and…

16 October 2019MGCI

Call for Papers: Museum Studies: Past, Present, Future

It is more than half a century since the first museum studies courses in the UK were founded at Leicester in 1966 and Manchester in 1971. They were designed in close consultation with the Museums Association (MA) and initially followed the MA’s Diploma syllabus.  Postgraduate museum studies courses have developed and proliferated enormously since then.…

16 October 2019MGCI