Files:DescriptionFile size FormatBrowse
Fulltext0.09 MBPDF (requires Acrobat Reader)Previous | Next
  
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
Issue:062
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.
Language:English
Year:2011
No. of pages:6
Pages:265-270
ISBN:978-91-7519-993-1
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
File:http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp/062/028/ecp11062028.pdf
Available:2011-11-22
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet

REFERENCE TO THIS PAGE
Harriet Purkis (2011). Real Life Stories in Everyday Objects, Current Issues in European Cultural Studies; June 15–17; Norrköping; Sweden 2011 http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp_article/index.en.aspx?issue=062;article=028 (accessed 10/21/2014)