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Museums, Coastlines and the Sea

SIfA Conference

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 at 16:00 - Friday, 22 May 2015 at 17:30 (BST)

Registration Information

Registration Type Sales End Price Fee
Full Conference Delegate   more info Ended £40.00 £3.71
UEA Student Delegate   more info Ended £25.00 £2.54
20 and 21 May: 2 Conference Dinners   more info Ended £62.00 £5.42
20 May: Inaugural Conference Dinner with speaker Dame Reynolds   more info Ended £35.00 £3.32
21 May: Buffet Dinner   more info Ended £27.00 £2.70
UEA Student Limited Offer   more info Ended Free £0.00

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Event Details

This conference explores the role of the museum in relation to human engagements with the sea and major water courses such as lakes, lagoons and large river systems.  It primarily intends to address questions in the cultural rather than the scientific or ecological spheres, though it will include responses to environmental factors and climate change. 

Participation is welcome from museum professionals, academics in relevant disciplines, artists and others with an interest in how humans in the present and past have conceptualised, encountered, represented and exploited water masses and adjacent shore-lines and coast-lines. It is intended that the conference should be trans-disciplinary in character.

The following themes will be discussed in plenaries and discussion workshops:

  • Coastal Communities
  • The Fragility of Water Margins 
  • Water and its Meanings
  • Representing the Sea and Coastlines




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Do I have to register for the conference and for the conference dinners separately?

Yes. Please select one conference registration option and one dinner option if you would like to attend one or more conference dinners.

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When & Where

University of East Anglia
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 at 16:00 - Friday, 22 May 2015 at 17:30 (BST)

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SIfA Conference

This conference 'Museums, Coastlines and the Sea' is the third in a series looking at museum leadership in various fields. It is organised by the Sainsbury Institute for Art at the University of East Anglia in association with the Gatsby Trust. 

The conveners for this conference are John Mack (; Veronica Sekules (;  Rosalie Hans (

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