Date(s) - 18/01/2016
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Trainers: Grete Dalum-Tilds (Project Manager, Talking New Towns), Jo Ward (Curator) and Kate Johnston (Education Officer) – Stevenage Museum
This course is ideal for any staff and volunteers working on making media collections from small museums available as a source for the public and for educational projects. The session will look at the role of oral history, photography and documents in an online context, and as a tool for interpretation.
The seminar day will offer a forum for discussing and exchanging ideas about the use of oral histories in working with schools and in engaging the public.
Stevenage Museum’s Talking New Towns project, an online oral history project capturing the story of the emergence of Hertfordshire’s new towns, comes to an end in February 2016. As part of this event, the project team will share their findings, research and outcomes.
By the end of the course participants will:
- have a broader understanding of the importance of oral history in a local history context
- understand different approaches to digitizing and preservation of historical oral history tapes
- have learnt how oral history and photographs can enhance teaching materials when working with schools
- have heard ideas for school activities delivered through online classroom resources and in the museum
- have had a chance to give feedback on the Talking New Towns website and comment on the findings of the project
This interactive day will give the participants a chance to learn from the experiences of the Talking New Towns project, and to take a range of ideas and tools back to their museum on how to use oral history online and in schools.
Refreshments will be provided, but please bring a packed lunch or make your own arrangements.
Please note: Due to the limited number of places available on this course, for the time being we are only able to confirm one place per museum. If you would like to request a second place, please do fill in the booking form and leave a note in the “comments” box, and we will be in touch if additional places are available closer to the date.
Bookings are closed for this event.