Collecting and presenting personal stories can be an effective narrative-building technique for museums of all kinds. In this Talk Show session, you will hear from curators and exhibition developers at a children’s museum, a memorial museum, an unusual historic house museum, and Australia’s largest museum group, as they explore the role that personal stories can play in exhibitions. Join in a lively discussion about the challenges and rewards of connecting with diverse communities to amplify individual voices and tell larger stories.


  • Adina Langer


  • Amy Weinstein
  • Margaret Middleton
  • Miriam Bader
  • Paul Bowers