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New live podcast linking museums' collections with the latest heritage research and global challenges

News: Sep 02, 2019

Mummies, DNA and Japan - what's hidden in the box? A brand new podcast series about heritage issues is launched by the Centre for Critical Heritage Studies (CCHS) at the University of Gothenburg, together with the Museum of World Culture and Folkuniversitetet. It will be recorded with a live audience at the Museum of World Culture in Gothenburg during the fall of 2019. The first event in the series is held September 5th and concerns mummies and the handling of human remains.

How can an item from a museum collection tell stories about phenomena in our world from yesterday, today and tomorrow? Together with the Center for Critical Heritage Studies and the Folkuniversitetet, the museum wants to highlight current topics and arouse interest based on the museum's collections and contemporary research. The moderator of the series is the cultural writer Johanna Lundin who, together with invited researchers, writers, curators and artists, finds out what is “inside the box”.

- From our perspective, Inside the Box is an opportunity to reach out with current heritage research. We think the conversation at the museum and subsequent podcast is a good combination to reach a wide audience and make our research available to a broad audience, says Jenny Högström Berntson, project coordinator at the Centre for Critical Heritage Studies.

A variety of topics

This fall's program includes a wide variety of topics, such as the Western interest in Japanese culture, Sami myths and identity negotiations and the case of Benin's cultural treasures. And what happens when we test DNA to find individual heritage? The archeology professor Kristian Kristiansen will discuss this issue together with science journalist and author Karin Bojs at the second event on September 19.

- With the podcast, we promise conversations that go in depth and challenge listeners to think along new paths. Our goal is conversations that touch on several different levels, and that hopefully arouse curiosity to know more, says Rebecka Bergström Bukovinszky, program coordinator at the Museum of World Culture.

 

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