ReStorying OUR Museum: Exploring the Museum of Cambridge’s Colonial Legacy
20 October, 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
ReStorying OUR Museum was a pilot project that the Museum of Cambridge ran earlier this year to explore the colonial legacy of its collection. The museum worked closely with volunteers and other members of the local community to examine the Tobacconist Sign: a conflictive object that was not appropriately interpreted to tell the full story behind it.
In this talk Florencia Nannetti, Community and Visitor Engagement Officer at the museum, and Kirsten Huffer, one of the volunteers who is a recent MPhil in Heritage Studies graduate from the Cambridge University Department of Archaeology, will share their experience of carrying out a project like this, what the challenges and the results were, and what it means in a local and global context. This will be followed by a brief Q&A session for attendees to ask their queries.
This talk is suitable for anyone who wants to learn more about community work in their local museum, and colonial legacies of the everyday.
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