A young woman visiting a museum with portraits on the walls

Museums Revisited online talk

Interpreting the museum. Working methods and interpretation strategies for the redisplay of the Burrell Collection, Glasgow.

Online via Zoom, Monday 20 March 2023
16.00–17.15 BST | 17.00–18.15 CEST

How does an exhibit ‘materialise’ as a result of the joint effort of a content specialist such as a curator or subject expert working with an interpretation manager and a community?

Join Glasgow-based curators Caroline Currie and Laura Bauld – who worked on the major refurbishment and redisplay of The Burrell Collection – to find out about how they applied a working methodology to bring objects to life, including more than 90 digital displays offering interactive and immersive experiences for visitors of all ages and backgrounds.

The webinar will offer participants a peek into the backstage of interpretation in a museum and provide them with tools and methodologies that they could use in their everyday work, sharing practical examples to illustrate the different steps of the path that connects an initial idea to an exhibition creation.

In English with Italian interpretation.

Event in collaboration with ICOM Italia.

About Museums Revisited

Museums Revisited is an intensive, capacity building programme designed to enable cultural exchange for international connections and create a stronger network among some key cultural institutions in the EU and the UK while exploring the role of museums in society today. 

Through Museums Revisited, we aim to respond to the lack of skills and opportunities for museum professionals in the EU, make new connections and facilitate dialogue and exchange between UK and EU museums, create new networks and encourage unexpected partnerships between museums and other cultural and civil society organisations, and influence policy change in relation to the role of museums in society, local development, tourism and creative industries.

The first phase of this project was research conducted in Italy in March 2021, thanks to the support of Department of Museums at the Ministry for Culture, ICOM Italia and AMACI, which involved 53 museums across the country.

Download the Museums Revisited Reports

British Council arts collection
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