Speakers: Dr. Joanne Morra and Dr. Fiona Candlin.
Chair: Judy Willcocks
Small museums have a unique capacity to critique and contest traditional notions of curating.
Looking in detail at the Freud Museum and the Lurgan History Museum, Morra and Candlin will discuss the motivations and methodologies of collecting. They will also look at the process of establishing history, memory and mythology through material objects.
While seemingly quite different, the collections of these two museums both seek to represent a wider movement. In the case of the Freud Museum, psychoanalysis, and in the case of the Lurgan History Museum, Irish Republicanism.
Candlin and Morra will use these structures to explore how each venue offers alternative perspectives and practices to those found in major institutions.