Sharing Cultural Knowledge Appropriately - Interpretive Approaches to Binding Social Narratives

  • Thursday, September 21
  • 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Strathcona Room


Dan Asfar, Content Strategist, NGX Interactive
Sven Haakenson, Curator of Native American Anthropology and Professor of Anthropology, Burke Museum
Noelle Kahanu, Assistant Specialist, American Studies Dept., University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Alice Parman, Interpretive Planner.


Janet MacDonald, Head of Learning, Royal BC Museum


  • Community Engagement, Visitor Experience
This panel will encourage reflection on the origin, ownership, authenticity, and appropriate sharing of stories. Facilitated discussion will explore the relationship of documented history to local / regional stories, and how audience engagement with mythologies can activate exhibition spaces through evolving narratives. Participants will be encouraged to imagine ways to share cultural knowledge and practices in respectful and inclusive ways--inspiring new cross-cultural perspectives and behaviors.