People. Change. Museums.
By Sophie Frost
This penultimate episode of People. Change. Museums. presents the term ‘Cultural Identity’ as its keyword. The notion of belonging has taken on a new set of meanings during the time of pandemic, with those identified as belonging to certain ethnically diverse cultural communities – and typically those characterized as experiencing higher rates of poverty, unemployment and poor health – being disproportionately impacted by the crisis.
In this episode, Sophie explores the evolving concept of ‘cultural identity’ by dissecting the relationship between technology, museums and power in 2020 and 2021. To do so, she is joined by kYmberly Keeton – Chief Library Curator, ART | library deco (US), Shereen Hunte – Learning Officer at the Jewish Museum London (UK) and Claudia Zapata, Curatorial Assistant of Latinx Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (US).
People. Change. Museums. | By Dr. Sophia Frost…Explores the complex relationship between museums and technology in this time of intersecting crises. Presented by Dr Sophie Frost, researcher on the ‘One by One’ initiative in the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester (UK), this podcast pulls together perspectives from the international museum world to take the temperature of the current moment. Part spoken essay, part interview and part call to arms, Sophie asks: what is the role of the museum in defining our human values in 2020? And how does technology help or hinder this project?