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The NSW Branch of Museums and Galleries Australia are sponsoring some fantastic workshops on Storytelling in January and February 2019. These workshops will be lead by UK specialist Ben Haggarty, and are currently available at a special early bird price!
Museums are built on stories. Stories, whether told through text panel, exhibition or guided tour, are what engages visitors to the histories that these objects tell. We all know a born storyteller, someone who can hold a whole room captive with their conversation or with a book that you just can’t put down. For others, however, engaging people through stories is a skill that must be learned. Developed for the museum context, these two-day workshops will cover topics such as using a museum collection to create stories, how to structure narratives and performance techniques.

Ben Haggarty, founder of the London based Crick Crack Club and one of the UKs leading storytellers, will lead the workshop program. Ben is a much sought after trainer, director and storyteller and currently serves as the Professor of Storytelling at the Arts University of Berlin. With 30 years of experience working with museums and collections such as the British Museum, the Wellcome Collection,and the British Library – among others – the workshops are sure to be an engaging and invigorating start to 2019.

Early bird price $300 available until 31 December. 2018. Spaces are limited.

Registration includes morning tea on both days. Lunches will be at participants own expense. Lunch options will be advised.

Sydney Workshops

23rd – 24th January: 9am – 5pm, Water and Police Court, Justice and Police Museum, and
1st – 2nd February: 9am – 5pm, University of Sydney

Canberra Workshop
29th – 30th January: 9am – 5pm, Canberra Museum and Gallery

You can find out more and register here.