We were invited by the Imperial War Museum’s Subject Specialist Network to deliver a guest lecture to a group of professionals from across the heritage sector on how the repurposing of archival content can create a unique and engaging storytelling asset. Our lecture explored how traditional archival reference material, such as oral histories, could be reimagined through the use of a variety of creative mediums such as animation. The lecture also sought to change the perceptions of what archival material is and how it is displayed. Demonstrating that any personal story can be a powerful asset that can evoke emotion and directly connect and engage with visitors or viewers on a personal level. Helping to bring potentially abstract history to life.
Our lecture examined the following concepts: