Can You Hear Me Now? Connecting to Visitiors through Real Stories of Artifacts and Place

Apr 11 2014 - 8:30am to 4:00pm
Cotton Gin Building, Ware Plaza, Grapevine, TX
Cotton Gin Building, Ware Plaza, Grapevine, TX

Cotton Gin Building
Ware Plaza
Grapevine  Texas

This workshop focuses on storytelling in museum interpretation.  Review the basics of effective storytelling and how object-based narrative can strengthen the impact of an exhibit.  Learn to use storytelling to connect your museum to your community in relevant and meaningful ways.  How do you find and tell real, compelling stories based on collections or a signigicant place?  Among the topics covered by this workshop are:  engaging multiple perspectives, identifying the "four truths" of a story, reframing questions, and approaching difficult history.

Advanced registration is required by April 4, 2014.

Instructor:  Erin L. McClelland, Interpretation Specialist, Austin, TX

This workshop is presented jointly by the Texas Historical Commission and Texas Association of Museums.  The curriculum was developed by the American Association for State and Local History with grant funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.  Copyright 2010 by the American Association for State and Local History.  All rights reserved.

Date:  Friday, April 11, 2014
Location:  Cotton Gin Building, Ware Plaza, Grapevine, TX
Registration fee:  $35 includes box lunch and workshop materials

This workshop focuses on storytelling in museum interpretation. Review the basics of effective storytelling and how object-based narrative can strengthen the impact of an exhibit.  Learn to use storytelling to connect your museum to your community in relevant and meaningful ways. How do you find and tell real, compelling stories based on collections or a significant place?  Among the topics covered by this workshop are: engaging multiple perspectives, identifying the “four truths” of a story, reframing questions, and approaching difficult history.

Instructor:  Erin L. McClelland, Interpretation Specialist, Austin, TX

This workshop is presented jointly by Texas Historical Commission and Texas Association of Museums. The curriculum was developed by the American Association for State and Local History with grant funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Copyright 2010 by the American Association for State and Local History. All rights reserved.

Advanced registration is required by April 4, 2014.

- See more at: http://www.thc.texas.gov/preserve/projects-and-programs/museum-services#...