Brenham Heritage Museum
Can You Hear Me Now? Connecting to Visitors through Real Stories of Artifacts and Place
Friday, December 6, 2013
9:00am - 4:00pm Workshop
Workshop fee includes a box lunch and workshop materials
Advanced registration is required and ends December 2, 2013. Register by visiting the Texas Association of Museums website.
About the Workshop
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.
Erin L. McClelland, Interpretation Specialist, Austin
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.