Rethinking Museums and the Stories They Tell

Being Human Festival: Join a critical, online heritage tour of The Hunterian Museum, calling attention to the hidden histories of empire embedded in our collections.

Rethinking Museums and the Stories They Tell

About Rethinking Museums and the Stories They Tell

Museums are increasingly being called on to rethink how they display, represent and interpret objects in their care. Throughout the festival we will be posting videos, images, prompts and provocations on our social media channels, forming a critical online heritage tour of The Hunterian Museum. By calling attention to the hidden histories of empire embedded in our collections, we will propose new ways of seeing and understanding museum objects, taking a fuller view of the stories they tell.

Follow the digital tour on Twitter @UofGArts, @hunterian and @BeingHumanFest throughout #BeingHuman2020.

Presented by the College of Arts at the University of Glasgow and The Hunterian Museum as part of the Being Human festival, the UK’s only national festival of the humanities, taking place 12–22 November. Led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Academy.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Rethinking Museums and the Stories They Tell are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment. All information (whether in text or photographs) is given in good faith but should not be relied upon as being a statement of representation or fact.

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