Materiality

Materiality plays an important role in shaping our understanding of the world around us.  Global Earth Matters: Mining, Materiality and the Museum is a series of seminars that seek to re-center scholarly interest in the materiality of objects, opening onto broader questions of labor and making, skills and craftsmanship, on issues surrounding the (exploitative) economies from which these objects emerge.

On 10 November Dr. Christopher Breward, currently Rita Bolland Fellow of textile, fashion and dress at the RCMC, delivered the lecture Suiting Nations, The Myth of the Englishman´s Suit.

Materiality plays an important role in shaping our understanding of the world around us. Global Earth Matters: Mining, Materiality and the Museum is a series of seminars that seek to re-center scholarly interest in the materiality of objects, opening onto broader questions of labor and making, skills and craftsmanship, on issues surrounding the (exploitative) economies from which these objects emerge. 

The RCMC organizes an annual program of events for scholars and the general public around five broad research themes:

Materiality in an Interconnected World explores the cultural dimensions of globalisation, focusing on the mobility’s of material culture, global interconnectivity, and the underlying power dynamics. It explores how the meaning of objects, styles and aesthetic forms changes over time and space.