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Xtremuseology

Xtremuseology is a student-oriented initiative by the Centre for Museology, Manchester Museum and Whitworth Art Gallery at the University of Manchester.

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Xtremuseology poster.

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.

All students at The University of Manchester (not just Art Gallery and Museum Studies students) are invited to get xtremuseological!

What are students expected to do?

Our motto for xtremuseology is: "Turn up – have fun – share and reflect"! It's as simple as that.

First, we asked people to sign up in xtremuseology. Participants then received information about the date and place of the xtremuseological event(s) and further instructions on what they were expected to do. Students are expected to actively participate and the first event was a flash mob!

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Getting xtremuseological at the Whitworth Art Gallery.

How do I get involved?

Email Kostas Arvanitis at kostas.arvanitis@manchester.ac.uk 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.

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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