Re-presenting the Holocaust at the Imperial War Museum

James Bulgin, Head of Content at the new Holocaust Galleries at the Imperial War Museum, will discuss the underlying principles of re-presenting the Holocaust, and some of the new museological methods and interpretive techniques that they have used to create galleries fit for the 2021.

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May 11, 2021 - 7.00 pm

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May 11, 2021 - 8.15 pm

David Cesarani opens his magisterial final major work, ‘The Final Solution’ with the observation that a ‘yawning gulf’ has emerged between the volume, detail and sophistication of contemporary Holocaust scholarship and corresponding public understanding of the same period of history.

The new Holocaust galleries at IWM seek ways to bridge this gulf, creating an interpretation that reflects the main vectors of academic research and development from the past 20 years, but in a way that is accessible and meaningful to a wide range of audiences.

James Bulgin, Head of Content for the galleries, will discuss the team’s underlying principles and approach, and some of the new museological methods and interpretive techniques that they have used to create galleries fit for the 2021.

Date/time: 11 May 2021, 7.00pm-8.15pm (UK)
Cost: Free, but donations welcome
Venue: Online

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James Bulgin completed an undergraduate degree in English at Royal Holloway College, University of London, before going to Guildford School of Acting to train as an actor. He worked in commercial theatre, first as a performer then a producer and director before becoming increasingly interested in the history of the Holocaust.

He returned to Royal Holloway in 2012 to do a masters in Holocaust Studies, for which he was awarded a distinction, before being offered a scholarship to read a PhD at the same university. He is currently writing up his PhD ‘The Holocaust and the apocalyptic cultural imagination of the Cold War’ under the supervision of Professor Robert Eaglestone.

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