Virtual ProgramWednesday, October 20

32-04 Heritage on the Move: Collaborative Engagements and New Museum Futures

Wednesday, October 20, 11:15 am–12:45 pm

  session will be recorded and available for later viewing online

Sponsored by the Folklore and Museums Section, the Nordic-Baltic Folklore Section


Chair: Lizette Gradén (Lund University) and Tom O'Dell (Lund University)

Forum participants:

Brent A. Bjorkman (Western Kentucky University)

C. Kurt Dewhurst (Michigan State University)

Britta Zetterström Geschwind (Lund University)

Anna Rue (University of Wisconsin, Madison)

This forum problematizes the complex implication migration and mobility have for the understanding of heritage making in museums today and in the future. Presenters at the forum shall address issues dealing with three themes: 1) heritage and heritage making in the 21st century, 2) migration/mobility (in relation to heritage) and 3) collaboration/engagement with actors beyond the academy. A central question which this workshop focuses upon concerns the issue of how we can more consistently think of heritage in terms of mobility: of pulling artifacts together, setting stories in motion, and appreciating that people are often on the move.