The Understanding and Representing Trauma Symposium accompanied the exhibition Inside: Life in Children’s Homes. Researchers recounted their experiences in working on personal, confronting and challenging stories, and communicating those stories to a wider public.
Question and answer session from Understanding and representing trauma
Discussion among the panellists and questions from the audience. Curators and researchers with experience representing traumatic experiences in museums share their expertise.
Understanding and representing trauma: speaker presentations
Museums and kindred institutions that are serious about reflecting human life are often compelled to confront the dark side of human experience we might prefer not to face. But if we are to be truthful, we must do so.