Upcoming Event: Oral History and Museums: Challenges and Opportunities, Royal Museums Greenwich

An upcoming free talk is taking place at Senate House in London focusing on oral history and museums on 17th march 2020 from 5.15pm.

As oral history provides a unique insight into the past and an invaluable opportunity for researchers and visitors to learn about historic events from those who were present, in their own words. Therefore, such histories also have a place within the museum space. A panel discussion including professionals from the Imperial War Museum, National Library of Wales, Manx National Heritage and an Oral History & Heritage Consultant, the talk will consider the following themes:

  • Why and how should museums collect oral histories?
  • What is the best way to preserve them for future generations?
  • What are the challenges of using them in galleries and exhibitions?
  • Is it always ethical to collect and publish oral testimonies?
  • How does GDPR affect access to these fascinating resources?

Anyone is welcome to attend the talks, and no advance booking is required. For further details of location and to find out more information about future upcoming seminars, visit the Royal Museums Greenwich webpage.