Public Talk | Beyond Love & Devotion: Exhibiting and Engaging with the Past

Beyond Love & Devotion: Exhibiting & Engaging with the Past

How effective are exhibitions in presenting the culturally unfamiliar?

Shane Carmody, Director of Development at the State Library of Victoria will consider the Love & Devotion: From Persia & Beyond exhibition as it draws to a close highlighting how & why the Library created the exhibition and the associated public programs.

Dr Kate Brittlebank (Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Monash University) will reflect on the public and media responses to the exhibition and her own response to the value of such an exhibition, as a teacher of pre-modern Asian history and specialist in pre-modern Islamic South Asia.

The discussion will be chaired by Professor Constant Mews, Director, Centre for Studies in Religion and Theology and a medievalist, teaching at Monash University.

Love & Devotion: From Persia & Beyond Exhibition www.love-and-devotion.com

This Making Public Histories Seminar is organised by the Institute for Public History at Monash University and hosted by the State Library of Victoria on behalf of the History Council of Victoria

Date: 5:30pm, Thursday June 21 2012

Venue: Village Roadshow Theatre, State Library of Victoria, Entry 3 – via LaTrobe Street, Melbourne

Bookings: Allwelcome bu bookings essential Phone: (03) 8664 7099 or bookings@slv.vic.gov.au or Online http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/event/making-public-histories-series

For more information on this seminar series please see the State Library Website and the Event Flyer