Historical and Philosophical studies > Oral History]
This overview of the historical and affective value of oral history recordings draws on my current research on curators at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Questions about the changing definition of the title ‘curator’ over time but also about the way the oral history interview as a medium demonstrates this are raised. In telling of their lives, curators’ agency is extended to encompass the construction of their narrative identity. The entanglement of the ‘unofficial’ and ‘official’ persona of the curator is revealed. Nevertheless, is it possible to disentangle this distinction? Is it even necessary? Or, is the personal voice the medium for reflecting and transmitting the multi-layered snapshots of experience, and that what engages is this very quality of the life lived as a story?
|Type of Research:||Article|
|Additional Information (Publicly available):|
This article includes sound files which can be accessed at http://www.jcms-journal.com/article/view/jcms.1011208/49.
|Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:||Victoria and Albert Museum, curation, narrative identity|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > Camberwell College of Arts|
|Digital Object Identifier:||10.5334/jcms.1011208|
|Deposited By:||Dr Linda Sandino|
|Deposited On:||30 Oct 2012 13:51|
|Last Modified:||04 Nov 2013 17:28|