Drawing History: A Daring Adventure in Graphic Storytelling

Track
Curatorial Practice
Start Day and Time
Wednesday May 10 11:15-12:30 p.m.
Venue and Meeting Room
125-126 America's Center
Description
The Canadian War Museum tried something new in its exhibition Deadly Skies-Air War, 1914-1918" by converting the experiences of nine individuals into a large-scale graphic novel. Much like the stories in the exhibition, the story of how this project came together is filled with twists and turns, some unpleasant surprises, and moments of triumph. Join the exhibition team on this journey, through participatory storytelling and illustrations, consider alternatives for transforming history into accessible stories, and learn to apply them in your own practice."
Learner Outcome
  1. Explore non-traditional and visual forms of representation in historical storytelling.
  2. Consider differences between text-based and graphic storytelling and how this changes the exhibition development process.
  3. Learn to mitigate risk in using parallel approaches to presenting content, engaging both traditional and non-traditional audiences.
Speakers
Presenter: 
Britt Braaten
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Exhibition and Interpretation Officer
Organization: 
Canadian War Museum
Bio
Britt is currently on a 2-year temporary assignment to the Canada Science and Technology Museum as an Exhibition and Interpretation Officer for the renewal of its permanent galleries. Her home position is at the Canadian War Museum, where she has worked as a Learning Specialist and a Creative Development Specialist since 2012. Britt has been an interpretive planner on 9 museum exhibitions, 5 online exhibitions, and one mobile app.
Presenter: 
Marie-Louise Deruaz
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Creative Development Specialist
Organization: 
Canadian War Museum
Bio
Marie-Louise joined the War Museum as Creative Development Specialist in 2013, previously working as a Photographer at the Canadian Museum of History. Marie-Louise has participated in the development of upgrades to the First World War permanent gallery, and two temporary exhibitions, Fighting in Flanders: Gas. Mud. Memory and Deadly Skies - Air War 1914-1918. Marie-Louise received her M.A. in Art Education from Concordia University in 2010.