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Re-Imagining Challenging History conference – day two

1 Gorffennaf 2016

Artist and producer David Gunn
David Gunn's keynote was titled 'Museums of Lies and Secrets.

Day two of the Re-Imagining Challenging History conference began with artist and producer David Gunn’s  ‘Museums of Lies and Secrets’ keynote speech.

David began by detailing the ‘Museum of Lies’, a creative project exploring new forms of public participation and engagement with museum collections.

The work was developed in collaboration with a small group of school children who explored a range of National Museum Wales sites and collections. The group then created a range of fictional stories using museum objects. Their exhibition shared these fictions alongside the actual museum objects that inspired them.

The keynote also noted the speaker’s chance breakthrough when the absence of dialog opened new channels of communication during his time working with musicians in Cambodia.

The day also featured a talk by Stephen Bourne titled ‘Black Poppies’ about Britain’s black community during the First World War and how despite being discouraged from serving in the British Army during the war, men managed to join all branches of the armed forces.

The day also saw a dozen papers presented and a series of Lightning talks by Alex Drago from Aston University, Iwan Powers-Jones from the National Trust for Scotland and Kayte McSweeney from the British Museum.

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