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.