Applied community project
This unit is part of the burgeoning and exciting area of study that investigates the uses of narrative.
Our focus will be on the content of narratives but also on the forms narratives take such as photographs and museums.
The importance of individual memory and its contribution to our sense of collective, and therefore community, memory cannot be underestimated.
In this unit we investigate the origins of museum spaces to explore the question of the role and importance of public spaces such as museums.
More recently museums have undergone a shift in what is remembered and what is represented.
Two good examples are: the Immigration Museum, Melbourne; and Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village (museum), Warrnambool.