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ReInHerit Webinar - Narration in the museum context: when objects narrate their unique stories

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May 18, 2023

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ReInHerit Webinar - Narration in the museum context: when objects narrate their unique stories

  • 1st June 2023 from 3:00-4:00 pm CET
  • Facilitated by Nefeli Bantela and Eleni Markou from the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens, Greece
  • Free Registration is open until 31th May 2023 (3 pm) ** HERE **
  • The online webinar is limited to 50 participants on a first come, first serve basis. The webinar will be recorded and the recording video will be available in the resources section.

ReinHerit Webinars are aimed at cultural heritage professionals. They will consist of a how to guide for small and medium-sized museum and cultural heritage organizations that documents processes, provides instruction, technical requirements and best practices for co-creation and collaboration between museums and cultural heritage institutions.

The Webinars are organised in the context of the  Horizon2020 ReInHerit project, that aspires to disrupt the current status quo of communication, collaboration and innovation exchange between museums and cultural heritage sites, in a sense that it will connect cultural heritage collections and sites, and present Europe’s tangible and intangible heritage to citizens and tourists in their wider historical and geographical contexts. The ReInHerit project is proposing an innovative model of sustainable heritage management, through which a dynamic network will be born; this network comprises cultural heritage professionals, innovation and cultural heritage solution tech experts, researchers, national museums, regional and local museums, and representative managers of Heritage Label sites. 

About this webinar:

Narration and storytelling are central and powerful tools at the disposal of museums and cultural heritage institutions. Narration and storytelling can take different forms. The development and presentation of an exhibition, the design of an educational programme for children, guided tours and books all are based on narration and storytelling techniques. These techniques unfold the interesting story of different objects of a museum, revealing their origin and new context within the museum they are placed in. This webinar aims at presenting the key uses of narration and storytelling in a museum context in relation to different museum activities, also featuring case studies and examples from the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens, Greece. 


Nefeli Bantela has studied English and Greek Language and Literature at the University of Athens. She holds a Master’s degree in Translation Studies with specialization in Language Technologies from the University of Birmingham, UK. She has received a certification in Digital Marketing and Social Media from the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB). She has worked as a trainee translator with specialization in legal and political texts at the Council of the European Union in Brussels. She is an experienced Researcher/Project Manager in the field of development and implementation of EU-funded projects with focus on cultural heritage management, communication, entrepreneurship, vocational training as well as formal and informal education. She is a certified translator and copywriter. Since 2021, she works as coordinator of EU projects at the Museum of Cycladic Art. 

Eleni Markou studied History and Archaeology at the University of Athens and holds an MA in Museology. Since 2002, she has worked at the Museum of Cycladic Art as Head of Educational Programmes. She has organized programs for primary and secondary schools, authored or co-authored books for kids and teachers, and participated in the organization of conferences and seminars. She has given papers in several conferences on museum education. She has participated in research programmes, which aim at increasing accessibility to museums for people with reduced or no vision.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101004545.

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