The National Army Museum, London, has submitted a successful Stage One Heritage Lottery Bid which proposes a complete redisplay of its collections and a remodelling of its interior at a cost of £22 million. As part of the Stage Two submission process it invites practitioners and academics to submit papers which will stimulate debate about the particular challenges of displaying military stories, memories and objects.
In collaboration with the School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester there will be a one day conference at the National Army Museum on Friday 13 September 2013. Ideas generated and discussed at the conference have the possibility of influencing how the Museum presents its displays. This conference therefore offers an unusual opportunity for academic ideas to influence a key national museum project in the capital in a direct and immediate way. Plans are in hand to publish a selection of papers on the web in an edited volume.
Click here to contact Alastair Massie at the National Army Museum to offer a paper or to get further details of the conference