INTERPRETING NATURAL HISTORY TO THE PUBLIC IN MUSEUMS An Invitation to attend a One Day Workshop at the Horniman Museum Date: 15th June 2005 Time: 10am – 4.30pm

Speakers Professor Paul Henderson (Chair) Dr Jim Brock Dr Ken Arnold Dr Monique Scott Ben Coode-Adams

Provisional Programme for the Day

9.30-10.00 – Coffee and registration

10.00-10.05 – Finbarr Whooley Welcome and Introduction

10.10-10.20 – Professor Paul Henderson Some thoughts on Natural History at the Horniman

10.20-10.30 – Dr Jim Brock A critique of the Horniman’s Natural History Gallery

10.30-11.00 – Dr Monique Scott Evolutionary Galleries and the Public

11.05-12.30 – Workshop 1 Science galleries responding to or leading the public?

Break for Lunch

1.30-2.00 – Dr Ken Arnold A return to collections?

2.00-2.30 – Ben Coode-Adams The artist as interpreter

2.30-3.10 – Workshop 2 What important topics should be tackled by the Horniman?

3.30-4.30 – Plenary Session Paul Henderson (Chair)

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