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Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
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Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
Jo Besley, Queensland Museum
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Jo Besley, Senior Curator Social History, Queensland Museum, and Churchill Fellow 2009 presented at the M&GSQ State Conference 2011 on "Closure? Or opening? Museums as ‘crucibles’ for identity, …

Jo Besley, Senior Curator Social History, Queensland Museum, and Churchill Fellow 2009 presented at the M&GSQ State Conference 2011 on "Closure? Or opening? Museums as ‘crucibles’ for identity, healing and recovery".

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  • 1. Plenary: Agents of Social Change Hall A, MECC Chair: Jo Besley Jo Besley Senior Curator Social History, Queensland Museum, and Churchill Fellow 2009 Closure? Or opening? Museums as ‘crucibles’ for identity, healing and recovery
  • 2. “ Museums are morphing. Once they were chroniclers or collectors, gathering objects and facts and putting them on display. Now many have become crucibles: places where a cultural identity is hammered out, refined and reshaped” Ed Rothstein, The New York Times, July 20, 2006
  • 3. Making space <ul><li>Civic spaces: active citizenship </li></ul><ul><li>Safe spaces: social justice </li></ul><ul><li>Community spaces: participation </li></ul>
  • 4. Opening up, breaking the silence <ul><li>Participants and visitors </li></ul><ul><li>Truth recovery </li></ul><ul><li>Public acknowledgement </li></ul>
  • 5. Re-visit and commemorate <ul><li>Tell the story in your own way </li></ul><ul><li>Share the details </li></ul><ul><li>Mourning </li></ul><ul><li>Reflection </li></ul><ul><li>Both participants and visitors </li></ul>
  • 6. Reconnect and create new narratives <ul><li>Reconnect with others - reconciliation, social harmony </li></ul><ul><li>Personal and communal recovery </li></ul><ul><li>Find a mission </li></ul>
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