As part of Collection Trust’s mission to give everyone greater access to culture, arts and heritage from across the globe, whilst promoting UK collections internationally, over 30 million items from 1000’s of UK and European museums, galleries, libraries and archives can now be easily found using Collection Trust’s Culture Grid search www.culturegrid.org.uk.
In this first of a new series of instructional videos from Museums Australia Victoria, Peta Knott, Project Manager of Victorian Collections provides a simple and practical guide for small museums wishing to digitise items from their collections.
This paper examines institutional changes related to public involvement in exhibition curatorship and interpretation within museums and galleries of the USA in the late twentieth century. The author considers the challenges of breaking the ‘expert’-controlled model of interpretation and promoting the active participation of museum visitors in knowledge- and meaning-making with a critical appraisal of museum exhibition trends.
This is the video of a short presentation by the co-founder of Trigger, a producer-led arts organisation in the UK, which outlines the principles that sit at the heart of her company with a particular emphasis on supporting cultural and creative practice. It advocates a working ethos and an overall vision that is participatory but it does not present outcomes of practice or research, nor does it elaborate on specific methodologies, examples or case studies of participation.
This paper examines the challenges and outcomes of a collaborative oral history workshop, organised by the Concordia University, for adult learners in Montreal, Canada. This case study demonstrates how community-university collaborations can be mutually beneficial to both the “expert” (teachers and facilitators) and the “non-expert” participants when there is commitment to sharing authority and adopting a flexible approach.
This article addresses some of the theoretical models and meanings of ‘participation’ using case-studies from local government in rural Australia. The author argues that a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach will not work, and shows how taking an ‘anthropological’ viewpoint is the key.
‘We Don’t Talk About Çatalhöyük, We Live It’: Sustainable Archaeological Practice Through Community-based Participatory Research
The article describes the processes and outcomes of a five-year project of community-based participatory research (CBPR) at Çatalhöyük, an archaeological site of the Neolithic, in Turkey. The project sought to reach out to the surrounding communities and encourage them to participate in the archaeological process so that the research was ‘by and with’ the community.
This paper argues for organisational change in order to create a culture which is participative from top to bottom. While the paper is set within the local authority planning context, if you read ‘heritage organisation’ for ‘local government’, this becomes a valuable resource that makes a strong case for moving beyond creating opportunities for people to participate and building capacity within communities.
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