Engaging the local community in cultural heritage through a children’s ceramic arts exhibition

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Yates, E. and Szenasi, Judith 2021. Engaging the local community in cultural heritage through a children’s ceramic arts exhibition. in: Peter Lang.
AuthorsYates, E. and Szenasi, Judith
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This chapter describes a research project which aimed to increase social inclusion and access to the arts and cultural heritage, through a children’s ceramic arts exhibition. The exhibition was curated by an internationally recognised ceramic artist and located in an historic building within an inner city park in Derby, England, behind a culturally historic ceramics factory and museum. The project further aimed to reposition children as artists and heritage makers by valuing their ideas, creativity, identity and agency. Data was collected through interviews and through comments from the exhibition visitor’s book. Findings indicate that barriers exist within the UK education system which limit children’s full participation in the arts and cultural activities. The exhibition encouraged social inclusion and contested the idea of separate spaces for the display of adults and children products, but most significantly, children were repositioned as active agents in the construction of their cultural heritage.

KeywordsMuseums; Cultural Heritage; Ceramic Arts
Year2021
PublisherPeter Lang
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/625651
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