Storytelling in Museums and Heritage Sites

Conor McCafferty (Speaker), Wang, X. (Speaker), Sun, R. (Speaker), McDonagh, S. (Speaker), Harding, S. (Advisor), Ho, C. (Advisor)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Description

Storytelling enables us to learn about past events in an emotionally engaging way. It is becoming a popular approach in museums and heritage sites. It brings exhibitions to life by using personal voices and perspectives instead of the more traditional approach of presenting facts and artefacts. It also helps with community inclusion and social connection to engage with a broader audience including those with disabilities. This workshop will showcase four case studies, including research projects in collaboration with Titanic Belfast, Prisons Memory Archive, and Ulster Museum to show how personal stories can engage with people emotionally across time and space and across different cultures.
Period26 Mar 2021
Event typeWorkshop
LocationBelfast, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionNational