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Bethany Rex

PhD Candidate
Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Participates in 3 items
Bethany Rex is currently completing her doctorate in the Department of Media, Culture and Heritage at Newcastle University (UK) which examines the transfer of museums into ‘community’ ownership. These governance arrangements have been substantially energised under the austerity measures of the previous and current Conservative-led government administrations. Her work specifically investigates instances where the responsibility for the management and/or ownership of a public museum is transferred to a ‘community’ group, and the processes at work which lead to such outcomes (or don’t).

She is particularly interested in exploring the transition of people with ‘progressive’ social or political commitments into the world of the museum, and the extent to which they are able to enact new types of ‘museum work’ during the process. A focus on the otherwise often taken-for-granted materiality of museum and local government work is central to her research. This stems from her ethnographic work which has revealed moments at which material artefacts are far from passive tools or background to human work, intervening in activity, making certain worlds possible and limiting others.

 

Sessions in which Bethany Rex participates

Tuesday 7 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
9:00
9:00 - 15:00 | 6 hours
Heritage Changes PlaceCo-Construction and Community Based HeritageActivists and Experts
Heritage changes placeCo-construction of heritageCommunity-based heritageHeritage makers
15:30
15:30 - 17:00 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Heritage Changes the Policies
Heritage changes the policiesHeritage policiesGlobal vs local

Sessions in which Bethany Rex attends

Friday 3 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
17:00
17:00 - 19:30 | 2 hours 30 minutes
Festive Event

Saturday 4 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
9:00
9:00 - 10:00 | 1 hour
Public event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

What if we changed our views on heritage? And if heritage has already changed? While, on the global scene, states maintain their leading role in the mobilization of social and territorial histories, on the local scale, regions, neighbourhoods and parishes have changed. Citizens and communities too: they latch on to heritage to express an unprecedented range of belongings that no law seems to be able to take measures to contain, often to the discontent of...

Sunday 5 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
14:00
14:00 - 15:30 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Co-Construction and Community Based HeritageHeritage Changes the Social OrderCitizenshipPublic event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

"What does heritage change?" is a multifaceted  question to which the answer(s) are in primary respects related to real-life negotiations among different groups of citizens, cultures, races, ethnic groups, sexual identities, and social classes about received, official and/or widely accepted or accomodated intangible attributes, cultural traditions, historic monuments, buildings, and other transmitted or revived historical legacies. Heritage designated by and for whom, for what motivations, an...

Monday 6 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
15:30
15:30 - 17:00 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Public event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

Le patrimoine fait aujourd’hui l’objet d’attentions autant que d’agressions et de destructions. Cela peut s’expliquer par les difficultés de son identification ou de sa conservation. Cela peut plus profondément s’expliquer parce que, dès le départ, il célébre un événement ou conserve une mémoire qui peut être ou devenir une source de dissenssions et de conflits politiques. Enfin, sa reconnaissance suscite des gains économiques pour les uns mais des pertes pour les autres. Mais peut-être...