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Public Engagement with Visual Historical Resources: The 2012 “Temperance and the Working Class” Project

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This piece offers a brief account of strategies used to bring archival resources to a wider audience to stimulate public engagement. It demonstrates possible links and synergies for traditional visual arts scholarship with other fields and institutions, such as oral history, museums and galleries, and commerce. Such an enterprise not only demonstrates the possibilities for outreach and community involvement, but also the rich rewards gained in terms of fresh approaches to material and revivified scholarship.

Keywords: Audience Engagement; Band of Hope Queens; Cruikshank, George (1792–1878); Exhibition Design; Lantern Slides; Temperance History

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: 2012-12-01

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