Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne/England
E-Mail: susannah.eckersley [at] ncl.ac.uk
Affective authenticity? Museums, objects and memories of historical and contemporary migration
This Project analyses the responses of museums and their audiences to migration, in connection with material traces of these pasts, linking traumatic memory theories with material culture theories. It explores the potential affective power of ‘authentic’ objects in the museum context in influencing how contemporary audiences situate themselves in relation to constructions of the past.