Collecting and Presenting Oral Histories

3:00pm Wednesday, 20 October 2021
4:00pm Wednesday, 20 October 2021
Zoom, Australian Capital Territory 2602

Join AMaGA Victoria for a webinar on collecting and presenting oral histories, with guest speakers Kim Tao and Birgit Heilmann. Why collect oral histories? How are oral histories collected? What kinds of issues must museums be aware of when seeking and collecting oral histories? How does a museum share its oral history collection?

This webinar is suitable for museums of any size wanting to learn more about collecting oral histories, as well as independent researchers and historians.

Kim Tao is currently the Senior Curator at the Museum of Chinese in Australia. She has also worked in curatorial roles at the Australian National Maritime Museum and Fairfield City Museum & Gallery, where she developed a range of award-winning exhibitions and digital projections. Kim has a passion for storytelling and community engagement, with research interests in migration history, memory and material culture in museums.

Birgit Heilmann currently works as curator at the History Trust of South Australia’s Migration Museum in Adelaide. In  the last ten years, she has incorporated oral history as a methodology to create exhibition content and engage with the community.

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