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ms Kayte McSweeney

Object Journeys Partnership Manager
British Museum
Participates in 1 Session
Kayte has worked in the museum field for the last 9 years specialising mainly in audience research and evaluation, exhibition development, co-creation and community-led research initiatives. She worked as Senior Audience Advocate at the Science Museum London for almost 8 years before taking up a post in the Learning and National Partnerships team at the British Museum. She has conducted collaborative research projects under Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts and Humanities Research Council programmes. Kayte also chairs the UK based Visitor Studies Group a professional membership network dedicated to championing rigorous audience research and engagement in visitor studies. She has a Masters in Cultural Heritage Studies from University College London and a Masters in History from Trinity College Dublin

Sessions in which ms Kayte McSweeney participates

Tuesday 7 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
9:00
9:00 - 9:30 | 30 minutes

Sessions in which ms Kayte McSweeney attends

Friday 3 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
12:30
13:00
13:00 - 15:00 | 2 hours
Heritage as an Agent of Change (Epistemologies, Ontologies, Teaching)
17:00
17:00 - 19:30 | 2 hours 30 minutes
Festive Event
19:30
19:30 - 21:00 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Research-Creation Installation or PerformancePublic event

Saturday 4 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
9:00
9:00 - 10:00 | 1 hour
Public event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

What if we changed our views on heritage? And if heritage has already changed? While, on the global scene, states maintain their leading role in the mobilization of social and territorial histories, on the local scale, regions, neighbourhoods and parishes have changed. Citizens and communities too: they latch on to heritage to express an unprecedented range of belongings that no law seems to be able to take measures to contain, often to the discontent of...

11:00
11:00 - 17:00 | 6 hours
Changes in Heritage (New Manifestations)Notions of HeritageArchitecture and Urbanism
Changes in heritageNew manifestations of heritageNotions of heritage
11:00 - 15:00 | 4 hours
Heritage Changes the Local SocietiesCitizenshipTourism
Heritage changes the local societiesheritage and mobilityPost-colonial heritageGlobal vs local
13:30
13:30 - 17:00 | 3 hours 30 minutes
Changes in Heritage (New Manifestations)Notions of HeritageMuseums
15:30
15:30 - 17:00 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Heritage Changes Politics
Heritage changes politicsPolitical uses of heritageUses of heritageHeritage and conflicts
18:30
18:30 - 20:00 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Public event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

Most of what we experience as heritage emerges into conscious recognition through a complex mixture of political and ideological filters, including nationalism.  In these processes, through a variety of devices (museums, scholarly research, consumer reproduction, etc.), dualistic classifications articulate a powerful hierarchy of value and significance.  In particular, the tangible-intangible pair, given legitimacy by such international bodies as UNESCO, reproduces a selective ordering of cul...

Sunday 5 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
9:00
9:00 - 12:30 | 3 hours 30 minutes
Changes in Heritage (New Manifestations)Notions of HeritageTourism
Changes in heritageNew manifestations of heritageNotions of heritage
9:00 - 12:30 | 3 hours 30 minutes
Heritage Changes PlaceCo-Construction and Community Based HeritageMuseums
14:00
14:00 - 15:30 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Co-Construction and Community Based HeritageHeritage Changes the Social OrderCitizenshipPublic event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

"What does heritage change?" is a multifaceted  question to which the answer(s) are in primary respects related to real-life negotiations among different groups of citizens, cultures, races, ethnic groups, sexual identities, and social classes about received, official and/or widely accepted or accomodated intangible attributes, cultural traditions, historic monuments, buildings, and other transmitted or revived historical legacies. Heritage designated by and for whom, for what motivations, an...

Monday 6 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
9:00
9:00 - 12:30 | 3 hours 30 minutes
Heritage Changes the Local SocietiesTourism
Heritage changes the local societiesheritage and mobilityPost-colonial heritageGlobal vs local
9:00 - 15:00 | 6 hours
Heritage Changes the Social Order
Heritage changes peopleActivist vs expertHeritage-makers
13:30
13:30 - 15:00 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Changes in Heritage (New Manifestations)Notions of HeritagePublic event
Changes in heritageNew manifestations of heritageNotions of heritage

Tuesday 7 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
9:00
9:00 - 15:00 | 6 hours
Heritage Changes PlaceCo-Construction and Community Based HeritageActivists and Experts
Heritage changes placeCo-construction of heritageCommunity-based heritageHeritage makers
13:30
13:30 - 15:00 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Heritage as an Agent of Change (Epistemologies, Ontologies, Teaching)Activists and ExpertsPublic event
Heritage as an agent of changeEpistemologiesOntologiesTeaching
13:30 - 15:00 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Heritage Changes RightsMuseumsPublic event
15:30
15:30 - 17:00 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Heritage Changes the Policies
Heritage changes the policiesHeritage policiesGlobal vs local