Speaker/s Name: Emma Tennier-Stuart (Master’s Student, Folklore Department, Memorial University of Newfoundland)
Historical dramas on television and in film have always been popular, and recently Canada has been experiencing a boom in its own production of historical television. With museums always looking to reach wider audiences, and develop engaging, experiential programming, film-based programming is an excellent way to create an accessible museum experience for a ready-made audience. However, trying to tie in museum programming with television and film is an imperfect art. Based on field work carried out for her Folklore Master’s degree, Emma will outline a basic Do and Don’t list for creating film-based programming applicable to the museums here in Ontario.

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