Emotion in the Museum

Event Details

  • Event date: 13/03/2020 – 14/03/2020
  • Venue: University of York
  • CFP Deadline: 12/12/2019

Emotion in the Museum

A two-day collaborative conference organised by York Museums Trust and the Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past (IPUP), University of York

13-14 March 2020, University of York

How do museums feel? Which of their histories are emotive, for whom, and why? What kinds of emotions could or should be represented — and evoked — by engaging with history? How should emotional experiences be facilitated in museum and heritage spaces, and to what ends?

Emotion in the Museum will explore the changing role of emotion in the experiences of museums and heritage, from the perspectives of both the visitor and the practitioner. We invite contributions in a wide range of formats from museum and heritage professionals in any area, from researchers in disciplines across the arts, humanities and social sciences, and from special interest and community groups.

We are especially interested in hosting conversations around the emotional well-being of museum staff in times of economic and social crisis. In addition, we are mindful of the budgetary constraints facing museums and their staff and are working to ensure that the event is financially accessible to a wide range of attendees.

To submit a proposal, please send a summary of 250-300 words (including an indication of the preferred format of your contribution), together with a brief biographical note of no more than 150 words, to emotioninthemuseum@gmail.com by Thursday 12th December 2019.

Queries can be addressed to the conference organisers Dr Geoff Cubitt and Dr Catherine Oakley via the email address above.

More details are available here: https://www.yorkmuseumstrust.org.uk/news-media/latest-news/emotion-in-the-museum/

Emotion in Museum