October 24-26, 2007
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Sessions: Abstract


Archiving and Analyzing Children’s Culture: Problems and Outcomes of an Innovative Project   go to paper

Paul Scheibelhofer, Central European University, Austria
Alexander Pollak, Austria

The paper presents outcomes of a recently finished project analyzing short films produced by children at Vienna’s ZOOM Children’s Museum. Both the process of production as well as the content of the films are analyzed. The possibilities and problems arising from such a project become visible in the analysis. Although complex and contradictory processes characterize the museum’s project, its outcome, the films, are shown to be a valuable medium for documenting children’s world-views and the communication strategies they apply to convey them.

Session: Reaching Young People [Audiences]

Keywords: museums and children, children’s culture, communication strategies, encoding/decoding, film analysis