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Trigger warnings: exhibiting sensitive materials

October 10, 2023

Museums and exhibitions are usually experienced as places of truth, places we visit to gain knowledge about the past or to come to terms with difficult heritage.

But how are sensitive materials, such as hospital archives, patients’ belongings, or medical instruments, selected and tactfully displayed? What decisions lie behind the choice of objects exhibited, the language used to present them or the space in which they are displayed? How can we show them in a constructive rather than an upsetting way?

Join us for an informative conversation with professionals and researchers in the field of museum ethics and design.

Note: This is an all-day event finishing at 16.00. There are themes that some people may find upsetting.

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October 10, 2023
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Royal Irish Academy
19 Dawson St
Dublin 2, Dublin D02 HH58
01 609 0600
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