Museums & Memory WG | Workshop | Beyond Disciplinary Communities USB G.003
Jul 06, 2023 11:00 - 12:30(Europe/London)
20230706T1100 20230706T1230 Europe/London 6.22. Museums and Memory #5: Analysing Museums’ Memory Work - A Methodologies Workshop

Co-chaired by Stephan Jaeger, Alexandra Pucciarelli, Catalina Delgado, Eric W. Ross and Sophie Decroupet. This workshop poses the question of how we can study the relationship between museum practice and memory work. If memory or post-memory are creative processes (M. Hirsch), where and by/with whom does the production of memory happen in the museum, and how is it possible to analyse, record and study this? Each co-chair will briefly share their methodological approach to museums (3-5 minutes) and the challenges they face conceptualising the memory work museums are aiming to initiate as well as the limitations of existing frameworks in the context of memory studies. After that, we will open the floor to invite everybody to share their experience, to discuss the challenges and opportunities of approaches adopted, and to learn from each other through interdisciplinary dialogue. While everyone will base their initial statement on their specific research area and case studies, some of which are listed below, we aim to draw out shared methodological challenges and address the question where more conceptual work is needed. Stephan Jaeger will address the question of where memory and its meanings are produced in historical museums. This relates to his research on TripAdvisor (online platform) responses to exhibitions in the interaction between curatorial concepts, exhibition narratives, and visitor interpretations. Catalina Delgado will discuss the use of adopting a qualitative network approach for the analysis of memory policies related to the creation of transitional justice memorialization projects. Due to its potential to highlight the rise of networks and their structure, the relational approach enables us to outline structural positions and relationships of artists, v ...

USB G.003 MSA Conference Newcastle 2023 conference@memorystudiesassociation.org
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Co-chaired by Stephan Jaeger, Alexandra Pucciarelli, Catalina Delgado, Eric W. Ross and Sophie Decroupet. This workshop poses the question of how we can study the relationship between museum practice and memory work. If memory or post-memory are creative processes (M. Hirsch), where and by/with whom does the production of memory happen in the museum, and how is it possible to analyse, record and study this? Each co-chair will briefly share their methodological approach to museums (3-5 minutes) and the challenges they face conceptualising the memory work museums are aiming to initiate as well as the limitations of existing frameworks in the context of memory studies. After that, we will open the floor to invite everybody to share their experience, to discuss the challenges and opportunities of approaches adopted, and to learn from each other through interdisciplinary dialogue. While everyone will base their initial statement on their specific research area and case studies, some of which are listed below, we aim to draw out shared methodological challenges and address the question where more conceptual work is needed. Stephan Jaeger will address the question of where memory and its meanings are produced in historical museums. This relates to his research on TripAdvisor (online platform) responses to exhibitions in the interaction between curatorial concepts, exhibition narratives, and visitor interpretations. Catalina Delgado will discuss the use of adopting a qualitative network approach for the analysis of memory policies related to the creation of transitional justice memorialization projects. Due to its potential to highlight the rise of networks and their structure, the relational approach enables us to outline structural positions and relationships of artists, victims, transitional justice institutions, and cultural institutions. Alexandra Pucciarelli will take a closer look at the increasing use of autoethnography in archives and museum studies. Autoethnography allows researchers to re-examine their positionality and actions in the field. Autoethnography is a call to be reflexive and to maintain an awareness of how structures of power and control have influenced information spaces such as museums and archives. Eric W. Ross will focus on how memory is mobilized in museums for different political projects in the present and future, how museums use history and the past to respond in real time to ongoing events in the present through social media, temporary exhibits and other programming.

Professor
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University of Manitoba
PhD Student
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University of Manchester
PhD Student
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Rutgers University
Doctoral Candidate
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George Mason University
PhD Fellow
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Ghent University
 Sophie Decroupet
PhD Fellow
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Ghent University
Doctoral Candidate
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George Mason University
 Catalina Delgado Rojas
PhD Student
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University of Manchester
PhD Student
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Rutgers University
Professor Stephan Jaeger
Professor
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University of Manitoba
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