Kajsa Hartig, Västernorrlands museum, Sweden
In October 2017 the Nordic Museum, Stockholm, Sweden, rapidly launched an online collecting initiative asking audiences to share their experiences of the viral #metoo campaign. The initiative reached an international audience and was retweeted by the actress Alyssa Milano. This lightning talk will give a short overview of the museum’s recent efforts to build capacity for online collecting, describing the steps that made collecting #metoo stories possible. Conclusions will be presented from an initiative that pushed the process of the museum’s online collecting further towards inviting the audience to co-creating heritage collections as well as building internal capacity for inclusive online conversations.
Roued-Cunliffe, Henriette & Copeland, Andrea (red.) (2017). Participatory heritage. London: Facet.
Living Archives – research project http://livingarchives.mah.se/