Histoire publique

Making History Together: Public Participation in Museums

15 Décembre 2020

Making History Together: Public Participation in Museums
The international online symposium will bring together scholars, museum professionals and heritage practitioners to discuss how participatory history is constructed, developed, and implemented in museums.

We invite you to register and attend the one-day symposium “Making History Together: Public Participation in Museums”. It will take place on 15 December 2020 and will bring together participants and case studies from all over the world. Sessions include discussions on co-creation and co-production, community of interpretation, digital public participatory practices, empowerment, and overall impact on making history in museums.


Tuesday, 15 December 2020

9.00 - 17.30

Online - Webex


Scientific Committee


Welcome and Opening of the Symposium by Thomas Cauvin (C²DH)

Session 1: Setting up Collections and Museums 

  Chair: Karin Priem (C²DH)
  Using objects to co-produce local history: A public history project in the Greek island of Paros
Katerina Konstantinou (Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Greece)
  La Staffetta della Memoria / The Relay of Memory
Paola Boccalatte (Museo Diffuso della Resistenza, della Deportazione, della Guerra, dei Diritti e della Libertà, Italy)
  Displaying Partition in India: Participating in a People’s History and a People’s Museum
Diviani Chaudhuri (Shiv Nadar University, India)

Session 2: Virtual Participation 

  Chair: Valérie Schafer (C²DH)
  Digital Skills, Technologies, Storytelling: Participatory and Collaborative Practices at Perm University History Museum
Nadezhda Povroznik (Perm State University, Russia)
  Accommodating users in knowledge co-production: A case of ‘Wiki Goes MEK!’
Quoc-Tan Tran (Institute of Anthropological Studies in Culture and History, University of Hamburg, Germany)
  Citizen Collaboration for the Preservation and Transcription of Historical Materials in the National Museum of Japanese History
Yuta Hashimoto, Akihiro Kameda, Makoto Goto (National Museum of Japanese History, Japan)
Lunch break

Session 3: Community Framework of Collaboration

  Chair: Jens van de Maele (C²DH)
  Participatory methods in the Hungarian National Museum
Berta Erika (Hungarian National Museum, Hungary)
  Barvalo: Designing an Exhibition on and with Roma Communities in a French National Museum
Julia Ferloni (Museum of Civilisations of Europe and the Mediterranean, France)
  So, what were you doing in 1968?
Antonella Camarda (University of Sassari, Italy)

Session 4: Empowerment

  Chair: Lars Wieneke (C²DH)
  These Times: Creating a Participatory Project for Connection in 2020 
Lucy Malone (Museum of Ordinary People, United Kingdom)
  Huron-Wendat Snowshoe Exhibit
Cédric Brosseau (Ingenium, Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation)
  Audience contribution to the content of history museums. How to increase participation from members of cultural communities
Rébéca Lemay-Perreault (Université du Québec à Montreal, Canada)

Session 5: Curating Together

  Chair: Blandine Landau (C²DH)
  Volunteers in Russian historical museums: motivation, forms of participation, and effects
Alisa Maximova (Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia)
  Designing Domestic Dining: Reflections on an Evolving Methodology
Isabella Redgate and Rebecca Dolgoy (Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation, Canada)
  Museum Object Research with Participants with Congenital and Early-Onset Blindness
Carla Ayukawa , Chantal Trudel, Tom Everrett (School of Industrial Design, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada)
Wrap-Up and Ending Remarks by Christopher Morse (C²DH)



For any questions, please contact us at phacs@uni.lu


The symposium is made possible thanks to the ATTRACT grant from the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR).