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Representing the underrepresented: addressing class and inclusive interpretation of collections

Date 29 October 2020
Time 10.30am-12.30pm
Venue Online
Organiser MGS


About the Event

We need to not be complacent about the stories we tell and the people we represent with our museum collections. Many objects afford us the possibility to explore multiple narratives, thereby increasing representation and encouraging more emotional connections from a wider group of people.

In this Knowledge Exchange, we will consider how to look again at our collections and tease out these multiple meaning and narratives in an appropriate and effective way.

We will hear from two practitioners in the field:

Zey Kussan from Museum As Muck – a network of working class museum professionals— will present on a project aimed at improving class representation in the collections of the Museum of London.

Zandra Yeaman is Curator of The Hunterian’s ‘Curating Discomfort’ project, which aims at inclusively interpreting collections that may be contested and sensitive to diverse viewpoints.

Presentations will be followed by a Q&A with the speakers, so you will have the opportunity to find out more or discuss your own practice if you wish.

The event will be held remotely on Zoom, and presentations will be filmed.

Register online