Those who do not know their past have no future, which is why it is so important to learn your family history. Anyone can create their own “museum at home” using everyday objects. Many people keep sentimental things that convey important intonations of the past to their descendants. A great-grandfather's pipe with the smell of tarry tobacco; a photo with an inscription by grandma; stamps that dad collected as a child—such objects can tell a whole story and introduce us to our family’s everyday life in the twentieth century.
Museum at Home masterclass participants will learn how to create their own museum at home, including how to fill it with captivating stories about joyful or dramatic events.
Masterclass leader Konstantin Andreev, head of the Gulag History Museum education center, will explain what forms can be chosen for working with family history in a home museum and how to “revive” objects and documents and make them speak not only to us but also to the following generations.
The masterclass is part of the project Silence.