Skorinko, Jeanine LM
CAPETOWN / Cape Town, South Africa Project Program
Centre for Childhood Development
In an effort to celebrate childhood as an important life stage, the Centre for Early Childhood Development is opening the Cape Town Museum of Childhood. To assist in the museum’s development, this project collected childhood narratives from people in the Western Cape province for a museum display. Generational (n=4), photo-prompted (n=14), digital (n=5), and unstructured (n=3) interviews were conducted. Themes of race, education, economic hardship, family dynamics, lack of freedom, and safety concerns emerged from the narratives. We developed an online Digital Story Toolkit to continue to collect stories from people in South Africa. In addition, we proposed different display options for the narratives collected, guided by observations of museums and consultations with museum technicians.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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Social Science and Policy Studies