I am leading on a new student-oriented initiative, xtremuseology. Find out how you can become an xtremuseologist:

“What is xtremuseology?”

Xtremuseology is a student-oriented initiative by the Centre for Museology, Manchester Museum and Whitworth Art Gallery at the University of Manchester that aims to encourage students to think critically about practices, behaviours and conventions of museums, galleries and other cultural and heritage environments.

“What does it involve?”

It involves participating in fun activities that aim to intervene with, enhance or disrupt and so reveal cultural conventions and their characteristics and boundaries.

“Is this only for museum studies students?”

No! Any University of Manchester students are welcome to get xtremuseological!

“What am I expected to do?”

Our motto is: “Turn up – have fun – share and reflect”! It’s as simple as that!

“OK, sounds intriguing; tell me more!”

First, we ask people to sign up in xtremuseology. Participants will then receive information about the date and place of the xtremuseological event(s) and further instructions on what you are expected to do. Oh yes, you are expected to actively participate! We can’t reveal more now, but we can say that the first event will be a flash mob!

“Cool! How can I get involved?”

Email Naomi at naomikashiwagi@gmail.com to sign up. We’ll then get in touch with you with more info. We may be asking for some help with the organisation, but more about this in due course. Also, you can follow xtremuseology on Twitter

“Fab! Anything else that I need to know?”

Yes, xtremuseological events will be filmed/photographed and shared on social media, including this blog. If you participate in the events, we’ll assume that you are happy to be filmed.

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