Restoring the past to create a future
Adult Education course with University of York starting 8th January.
Bookings now being taken at: www.york.ac.uk/lifelonglearning/howshammill/
This exciting collaborative course will uncover some of the hidden histories of Howsham Mill, near York, and teach practical ways of presenting the past. Together, we will look at the corrnerstones behind heritage presentation: the materials, the processes, and the patterns of thought that lie behind museums.
We will ask how we know the things we know about the past, and why we don’t know the things we don’t. We'll look at how our strategies of preservation and interpretation affect the stories we tell about the past, and we'll give all students the chance to engage in hands-on heritage presentation work at the site of Howsham Mill, making a real contribution to this community-led restoration project, at the same time as learning new skills for 'reading' museums. No previous knowledge or experience required - just an enthusiasm to get involved!
Taught by Adam Gutteridge BA MPhil PhD
- Day: Tuesday
- Start Date: 08 January 2013
- Time: 6.30-9.30pm (visits to Howsham Mill will be arranged for evenings later in the term/at weekends)
- No. of weeks: 11
- Full fee: £180.00
- Credits: 20
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