Category Archives: reminiscence

AHA! The report!

Almost 2 years ago I wrote a post about projects that I was (then) working on, in collaboration with staff from Beamish Museum. Both projects are now complete. The smaller, ‘Mens’ Group’ project was really interesting and we learnt a … Continue reading

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Identity & assemblage

I’ve stumbled on three clusters of ideas over the last couple of years that all seem to point in similar directions but which belong in different domains of study. On the one hand, I find these ideas really useful when … Continue reading

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Wanted! A Grand Unifying Theory

I want a grand unifiying theory. Not one for physics (that would be too easy!) but one for the sorts of work that museums do with older people. I want a theoretical grounding that can underpin (and give value to): … Continue reading

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The end of a conversation?

I’ve had a couple of conversations which went along the lines of “Have you read the REMCARE report? It shows that reminiscence work has negative effects on participants.” It seemed as though these colleagues felt that this was the end … Continue reading

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ICCHS and Beamish Museum projects

Originally posted on ICCHS Research:
ICCHS staff are working with colleagues at Beamish Museum to investigate the impact of the museum’s work with older people in two, separate projects. Beamish Museum is an open air museum which tells the story…

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Social Identity and Reminiscence – SIT – (3 of 3)

The previous blog post felt like I was running the risk of re-stating the blindingly obvious but in a theoretical framework that was new to me. This post concerns insights from Social Identity Theory which are relevant to reminiscence and … Continue reading

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Social Identity and Reminiscence – SCT – (2 of 3)

This post was prompted partly by the reading I’ve been doing on social psychology but also partly through watching a video produced by the Danish museum, Den Gamle By (The Old Town). Staff at Den Gamle By have done a … Continue reading

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