Stories, narratives and storytelling
Activity: Look at the presentation on stories and storytelling and consider which are most important aspects in your context.
Activity: Explore some of the cultural heritage stories on the Eurocities web site https://eurocities.eu/stories/ and identify the key messages they give.
An example of stories and storytelling in cultural heritage is Heritage of Stories, a working group of the Associazione Culturale Silvia Dell’Orso, whose main goal is to foster a public understanding and an increased sensitivity to cultural heritage.
Activity: Visit the projects on the Associazione Culturale Silvia Dell’Orso web site to find out more about them.
Make a list of key characteristics and useful ideas.
Activity: Research on the Web cultural heritage projects that use storytelling.
Which ones are most useful to your own circumstances?
Narratives and dialogue
Storytelling is developed through narrative and dialogue. A cultural heritage narrative usually tells the story that describe a series of events.
A cultural narrative describes what is unique about the place and the people your setting is part of.
Cultural narratives can relate to one or more of the following:
- the physical design (of buildings, landscapes and gardens.
- creating spaces where learning can take place through culture and about culture.
- signifying aspirations concerning the past, present and future
Activity: Review the presentation on storytelling and narratives and identify the advantages offered by using narratives for fundraising.