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Authors:Harriet Purkis: University of Ulster, Northern Ireland
Publication title:Real Life Stories in Everyday Objects
Conference:Current Issues in European Cultural Studies; June 15–17; Norrköping; Sweden 2011
Publication type: Abstract and Fulltext
Article No.:028
Abstract:This paper will explore the role of the museum and gallery; in collecting and re presenting life stories of immigrants to Ireland. It will show the potential capacity of a museum or gallery to be a space which can link to those who have made Europe their home over the last 30 years. A case study will be presented - an exhibition called Destination Donegal. Ten people’s real life stories are displayed through personal clothing; objects from mantle pieces; filmed interviews and new portrait photographs; in an innovative art and social history exhibition. A discussion of the approach and results will allow a reflection on museum theory and practice in terms of the use of objects as holding narrative; objects as agency within the “everyday”; and the value of present day material culture in relation to a multicultural society.
No. of pages:6
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet

Harriet Purkis (2011). Real Life Stories in Everyday Objects, Current Issues in European Cultural Studies; June 15–17; Norrköping; Sweden 2011;article=028 (accessed 10/6/2015)