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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Heirloom: A Family History Project

Girl Museum is pleased to annouce the launch of our newest participatory exhibition, Heirloom: A Family History Project

Girl Museum aims to empower girls with knowledge and understanding of the present day through learning about the past. Fitting perfectly with the 2013 International Museum Day theme Museums (Memory + Creativity) = Social Change, we are celebrating this wonderful message by launching our Heirloom project with Chick History.

The Heirloom Project is a participatory exhibition that provides an opportunity for girls to learn about their own families, and find out more about their family histories through interviews and researching old photographs, artifacts and heirlooms. 

To get started, watch the Prezis and download the guides and project worksheet found on the Heirloom Project page. Once you have gathered your stories and images, submit them to us. Then they will become a part of our community exhibition that will go online at the end of 2013.

Remember that Prezis are powered by you–they're similar to PowerPoint presentations–so you have to click to go to the next screen in each Prezi.

If you need inspiration, check out a basic Heirloom story here. And if you have any questions about anything, just email us.

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