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Talk Online | Museum Remix: An Experiment in Museum Storytelling


Museum Remix is the University of Cambridge Museums’ experiment in museum storytelling. Since 2018, the University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) have been working with audiences through creative workshops and online to explore how museums can become more inclusive and relevant spaces, and try out innovative ways to tell stories about their collections.
In 2020, UCM took the programme entirely online and put out an open invitation to their audiences to remix and reinterpret objects based on videos recorded at home by museum staff… and received an incredible range of submissions in return, from a reggae ballad about the excavation of a fossil rhino skull to soundscape infused by the glaring cold of the Polar landscape. The creativity and skill of the participants has pushed the team to think harder about the role of creative storytelling in their interpretation. UCM created digital exhibitions to showcase their work and are now using QR code and NFC technology to make the content available to visitors directly from the museum galleries: a first across their interdisciplinary consortium.
Join the UCM  Museum Remix team for this session where they will share some of the practical tips they learned about content creation, enhanced labelling and developing their remote volunteering offer, as well as a few bigger questions. Why is it important for university museums to make space for creative experimentation? And what happens when you take the plunge into digital delivery?

This event will have live subtitles provided by Stagetext, delivered by MyClearText.

Event details

Tue 4 May 2021, 4:00pm

Live subtitles (remote) by Stagetext

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Venue details

British Museum
BP Lecture Theatre
Great Russell Street

Phone: 020 7323 8181

Website: British Museum

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