On A Knife Edge: the ethics of weapons display
- Starts at: 3:00pm Tuesday 21 October 2008
- Finishes at: 5:30pm Tuesday 21 October 2008
- Suitable for: Adults 18+
- Event type: Seminar
3:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2008 - 5:30pm Tuesday 21st October 2008 at Leeds in the War Gallery
Do displays of combat weapons serve an effective educational role in helping museum audiences better understand their role and significance, or do they merely serve to glamorise the use of weapons?
Should displays of weaponry show more explicitly than at present the harmful effects of their usage?
What constitutes legitimate war booty, and what are the responsibilities of museums in relations to its ownership and display?
Speakers to include:
Peter Smithhurst and Philip Abbott (Royal Armouries,Leeds)
Jamie Dow and Rob Lawlor (Interdisciplinary Ethics, University of Leeds.
The number of places available at this free seminar is strictly limited, so it is essential for to reserve a place.
Please email Kate Vigurs at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on 14th October 2008 to book your place on the seminar.