Museums Showoff ONLINE, 19th May 2020
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Hello! I last spoke at Museum Show Off on 23rd Jan 2018. Since then I've published by book on Gwen Farrar and Norah Blaney. 'Tell Me I'm Forgiven: the story of forgotten stars Gwen Farrar and Norah Blaney. I would love to do a 5 minute video using archive material of their unique double act. I'll focus on Gwen's pencil sketches which I found in an old trunk kept by her nephew in his attic. They reveal some intimate and intriguing secrets about their lives together.
A quick look at how museums have interacted with memes, with a call to arms for museums to start considering memes part of our cultural heritage. It'll touch on my PhD which looks at collecting social media in museums too, how some memes might fit into collecting policies and very briefly on some ways of documenting them.
Hello! I am a museum blogger, currently thriving to find which museums communicate digitally with their audiences. I am also a sketch artists with the #MySketchedTravels project going on, in which I draw cultural heritage sites in a way I want to show them. I would like to present about sketching in museums and about museums, and how it can translate to virtual museums.
I've been meaning for YEARS to write a song about Museums Of One Thing (e.g. San Francisco Bread Museum, Singapore Philately Museum, Johnson's House etc etc) as I think they're GRATE, and I'm pretty sure I can sort one out by next month!
What if museum objects didn’t come with the classic spiel but with fresh new interpretations through the eyes of a seven year old on the other side of the planet, and represented through brightly coloured 3D prints! At Museum in a Box we’re trying to shake up traditional museum outreach and help museum folk get their objects out from the dark and into people’s hands (and ears!) through object-based learning. - What did Amelia Earhart do for food on her transatlantic flight? - Why did Russia’s first female cosmonaut get in trouble for hanging out with some farmers? - What happens when you ask a voice artist to personify a rain droplet experiencing the water-cycle for the first time? All this and more will be revealed!
I'm a curator at the Museum of London and I would love to share the story of the Vegetable Dolls for Museums Showoff! We have 34 dolls with vegetables for heads in the MoL collection - made in 1920 by a woman called Una Maw. They are the characters of Una's 'unusual' book the Vegetable Kingdom, which is riddled with bad vegetable puns. Una found that being creative brought her comfort when she was lonely. Hopefully her dolls will do the same for us today!
Hey! I am the curator of the Vagina Museum in London and would love to do a piece about how to promote your museum and exhibits when blocked by your own name! We struggle a lot with our emails going into spam folders, Facebook not letting us upload items from our store (a suffragette book?!) and Instagram constantly threatening to delete our accounts due to the fact we have the word vagina in our name. Can talk a little about the positive power of socials too - I'm currently using it as outreach for collecting and also how you use the force of social media to even create a museum in the first place!
As a young-early-career-museum-professional-wannabe, I want to give a fresh perspective on employability within the sector and share some thoughts and ideas about finding and creating work in heritage! I want to explore how and why new young people are being trained up for a career in heritage vs the reality of finding stable (or any) work... but like, make it fun?