When: Wednesday 8 March 2017, 1 – 2pm
Who: School of Advanced Study
Where: Room 234, Second Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Speaker: Professor Kiera Vaclavik, Queen Mary University of London
Drawing on my experience curating ‘The Alice Look’ at the V&A Museum of Childhood, this session explores the process of translating research using often specialised, inaccessible collections into something accessible in the public arena. I’ll be addressing questions of value, and outlining controversies and challenges, compromises and resolutions. All exhibits have their behind the scenes sagas and in this session I’ll be revealing the secret history of ‘The Alice Look’.
Kiera Vaclavik is Professor of Children’s Literature & Childhood Culture at Queen Mary, University of London. She is also co-director of the Centre for Childhood Cultures. Her research focuses on children’s literature and childhood culture by bringing it into productive dialogue with a range of other fields.