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Jennie Morgan is a Social Anthropologist and postdoctoral researcher on the Profusion theme. She is based in the Department of Sociology at the University of York. Jennie is interested in contemporary museological theory and practice with a focus on the everyday work activities of museum staff. Through an earlier MA (University of Auckland) project she explored relationships between a museum and Pacific Islands communities in New Zealand. Her PhD (University of Manchester) was an in-depth ethnographic study of the ‘afterlife’ of a major redevelopment of a Scottish museum. Postdoctoral safety-research at Loughborough University enabled Jennie to develop an applied, sensory, and visual ethnographic approach. Her recent work is published in journals including Museum and Society, Journal of Material Culture, and Environment and Planning A. Jennie not only studies and writes about museums but she has previously worked in them including as a Curator of Pictorial Collections. She is Reviews Editor for Anthropology in Action journal. More biographic details can be found at the link below. She tweets at #DrJennie_Morgan.



The Story in the Object

13/09/2017 — 17/09/2017

Heritage Futures collaborators Encounters are to present a new work, “The Story in the Object” inspired by the archaeological memoir “Come Tell Me how you Live” by Agatha Christie. The work will take shape throughout the week long International Agatha Christie Festival 2017 in Torquay, as you are invited to bring an object that you would want to keep for the future.

Jennie Morgan




Afterlives Salon


This salon to accompany the current Octagon exhibition Cabinets of Consequence will explore how heritage and other related forms of conservation practices (including nuclear waste management) make futures.  How do we use material culture to stitch futures from pasts? What do we conserve? What do we get rid of? What do we allow to change? This Salon will be staged as a series of conversations across various themes currently being explored within the Heritage Futures research programme,Event held at Haldane Room, Wilkins Building , Gower Street WC1

Rodney Harrison
Cornelius Holtorf
Caitlin DeSilvey
Sefryn Penrose
Sarah May
Jennie Morgan
Nadia Bartolini
Antony Lyons
Kyle Lee Crossett


Nuclear Waste Management
Deep Space Messaging
World Heritage Site Management
Natural Heritage Management
Built Heritage Management
Cultural Diversity