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2023:Program/ESEAP Region/EJ7KRE-Community Archives in Singapore

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Title: Community Archives in Singapore

Speakers:

My Community

Since its inception in 2010, My Community has made its mark in the arts, cultural and heritage sectors. Its work has spurred the growth and development of a common-man approach to history where everyday experiences of Singaporeans are chronicled and celebrated. Today, My Community’s core mission remains the same. The non-profit organisation works to capture and preserve community stories, reconnect people to places and social networks, and deepen heritage appreciation and expression across the country. It also advocates for greater community involvement in cultural management and urban governance processes.

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Room: Room 326

Start time: Fri, 18 Aug 2023 10:30:00 +0800

End time: Fri, 18 Aug 2023 11:00:00 +0800

Type: No (pretalx) session type id specified

Track: ESEAP (East, South East Asia, and the Pacific) Region

Submission state: confirmed

Duration: 30 minutes

Do not record: false

Presentation language: en


Abstract & description[edit source]

Abstract[edit source]

What is the difference between a national and community archives? How can we start our own community archives? Find out more in this engaging discussion about community archives!

Description[edit source]

My Community has been collecting artefacts, oral history interviews and objects from our residents over the past 10 years. Some of these artefacts will be exhibited in Singapore’s first independent community museum, My Queenstown museum. The museum is currently under construction.

The seminar or keynote introduces participants to the concept of community archives, our objectives, how the community come together to develop our collections policy and assess the cultural significance of every object and document our past.

We hope the seminar or keynote will inspire more individuals and communities to establish a sustainable, accessible and inclusive archives.

Further details[edit source]

Qn. How does your session relate to the event themes: Diversity, Collaboration Future?

My Community has been collecting artefacts, oral history interviews and objects from our residents over the past 10 years. Some of these artefacts will be exhibited in Singapore’s first independent community museum, My Queenstown museum. The museum is currently under construction.

The seminar or keynote introduces participants to the concept of community archives, our objectives, how the community come together to develop our collections policy and assess the cultural significance of every object and document our past.

We hope the seminar or keynote will inspire more individuals and communities to establish a sustainable, accessible and inclusive archives.

Qn. What is the experience level needed for the audience for your session?

Everyone can participate in this session

Qn. What is the most appropriate format for this session?

  • Tick Onsite in Singapore
  • Empty Remote online participation, livestreamed
  • Empty Remote from a satellite event
  • Empty Hybrid with some participants in Singapore and others dialing in remotely
  • Empty Pre-recorded and available on demand