Leeds City Museum

Evening Event - invitation to visit Leeds City Museum

18:00-19.30, Thursday 04th July

Delegates to the festival are warmly invited to step across the square on Thursday evening to visit the new Leeds City Museum. The museum opened in August 2008 in the totally refurbished historic Leeds Institute building, just a stone's throw from the Rose Bowl. The museum houses an Anthropology collection, as well as natural history, ancient worlds, and Leeds Collectors galleries. The museum also hosts temporary special exhibitions which change seasonally.

The museum includes 30 short films as part of the displays. After a welcome in the 'Arena' with its 5 big screens and 6 community pods you will be welcome to browse through the four floors of displays where you can look at a great variety of film.

For more information about the museum, please see their website. Further details will also be in the festival brochure.

About this Festival

Sponsored by the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain & Ireland (RAI) since 1985, it is an itinerant festival that moves biennially from one university host to another, in association with local community and cultural organisations.

The festival was held from Wednesday July 1st to Saturday July 4th 2009, and included over 50 hours of screenings of new films, a major international conference, and a targeted selection of events focusing on anthropological ethics in filmmaking, youth participatory film, and archiving ethnographic film.

Read more about the RAI 2009 festival

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