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Telling Tales: Making Meanings in Museums
A Symposium organised by MoDA
in association with The Women's Library
Thursday 24th February 10.00am - 4.00pm (Registration 10-10.30am)
The Women's Library Old Castle Street London E1 7NT
Museums use their objects, displays and other forms of interpretation to construct narratives. But are they the narratives that visitors want? And do visitors read them in the way intended or do they construct their own meanings? This symposium will consider the processes of making meanings in museums, looking at the parts played by visitors, objects and museum interpretations.
Offering a combination of theory, case studies and activity, this will be a lively day of particular interest to museum educators, curators and Museum Studies students.
* Interpreting museum collections: theories, concepts, frameworks, Professor Eilean Hooper-Greenhill, Leicester University
* Telling Tales: what museums really do, Gavin Baldwin, School of Lifelong Learning & Education, Middlesex University
* Mapping personal meanings in museums - a visitor-centred evaluation tool, Alison James, Museum Consultant (Audiences)
* Handbags and Baggage: Audience assumptions and 'Women in Thatcher's Britain', Antonia Byatt, Director, The Women's Library
* The Less Said The Better?, Victoria de Rijke & Howard Hollands, Co-Heads of REALL (Research in Education, Arts, Language & Learning), Middlesex University.
Price: £40.00 or £22.00 concessions (students and ES40 holders only). This includes refreshments and sandwich buffet lunch.
A full programme and directions will be sent with acknowledgement of booking.
Booking enquiries: Please call 020 8411 4394 or email [log in to unmask]
The exhibition Telling Tales: What Museums Really Do, runs at MoDA until 20th March 2005.
MoDA - Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture. Based on the Cat Hill campus of Middlesex University, MoDA's varied exhibitions give a vivid picture of domestic life in the first half of the twentieth century whilst also looking at contemporary design, art and issues related to the domestic environment.
Enquiries: 020 8411 5244