Making History Together: Public Participation in Museums

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The international online symposium “Making History Together: Public Participation in Museums” will take place on 15 December 2020. It will bring together scholars, museum professionals and heritage practitioners to discuss how participatory history is constructed, developed, and implemented in museums.



Welcome and Opening of the Symposium by Thomas Cauvin (C²DH)


Session 1 : Setting up Collections and Museums

Chair : Karin Priem (C²DH)

  • Presentation 1 : Katerina Konstantinou (Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Greece) Using objects to co-produce local history: A public history project in the Greek island of Paros
  • Presentation 2 : Paola Boccalatte (Museo Diffuso della Resistenza, della Deportazione, della Guerra, dei Diritti e della Libertà, Italy) La Staffetta della Memoria / The Relay of Memory
  • Presentation 3 : Diviani Chaudhuri (Shiv Nadar University, India) Displaying Partition in India: Participating in a People’s History and a People’s Museum




Session 2 : Virtual Participation

Chair : Valérie Schafer, Luxembourg (C²DH)

  • Presentation 1 : Nadezhda Povroznik (erm State University, Russia) Digital Skills, Technologies, Storytelling: Participatory and Collaborative Practices at Perm University History Museum
  • Presentation 2 : Quoc-Tan Tran (Institute of Anthropological Studies in Culture and History, University of Hamburg, Germany) Accommodating users in knowledge co-production: A case of ‘Wiki Goes MEK!’
  • Presentation 3 : Yuta Hashimoto, Akihiro Kameda, Makoto Goto (National Museum of Japanese History, Japan) Citizen Collaboration for the Preservation and Transcription of Historical Materials in the National Museum of Japanese History


Lunch Break


Session 3 : Community Framework of Collaboration

Chair : Jens van de Maele (C²DH)

  • Presentation 1: Berta Erika (Hungarian National Museum, Hungary) Participatory methods in the Hungarian National Museum
  • Presentation 2: Julia Ferloni (Museum of Civilisations of Europe and the Mediterranean, France) Barvalo : Designing an Exhibition on and with Roma Communities in a French National Museum
  • Presentation 3: Antonella Camarda (University of Sassari, Italy) So, what were you doing in 1968?




Session 4: Empowerment

Chair : Lars Wieneke (C²DH)

  • Presentation 1: Lucy Malone (Museum of Ordinary People, United Kingdom) These Times: Creating a Participatory Project for Connection in 2020
  • Presentation 2: Cédric Brosseau (Ingenium, Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation) Huron-Wendat Snowshoe Exhibit
  • Presentation 3: Rébéca Lemay-Perreault (Université du Québec à Montreal, Canada) Audience contribution to the content of history museums. How to increase participation from members of cultural communities




Session 5: Curating Together

Chair : Blandine Landau (C²DH)

  • Presentation 1: Alisa Maximova (Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia) Volunteers in Russian historical museums: motivation, forms of participation, and effects
  • Presentation 2: Isabella Redgate and Rebecca Dolgoy (Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation, Canada) Designing Domestic Dining: Reflections on an Evolving Methodology
  • Presentation 3: Carla Ayukawa , Chantal Trudel, Tom Everrett (School of Industrial Design, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada) Museum Object Research with Participants with Congenital and Early-Onset Blindness


Wrap-Up and Ending Remarks by Christopher Morse (C²DH)

The symposium is made possible thanks to the ATTRACT grant from the Luxembourg National Research Fund.

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