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An examination of the participatory exhibits at children’ story museums, we here at Curating the Story Museum hope to further understand the function of these museums as sites for critical engagement with popular representations of childhood in children’s literature and other media forms. We hope to understand how current Children museum exhibits focus on childhood texts negotiate, or subvert cultural discourses of childhood, nationalism, gender, race, sexuality and ability. To do this we will be utilizing both theoretical and methodological frames from critical museology and the field of children’s media culture. We hope to invite children to engage as collaborative-curators in the transmedia design of a pilot story exhibit rooted in special collections and archives of children’s literature.

Royal Ontario Museum 1962, “Royal Ontario Museum”, Fonds 351, File 1, Spadina Records Centre, Box 616127, Folio 1

Royal Ontario Museum 1962, “Royal Ontario Museum”, Fonds 351, File 1, Spadina Records Centre, Box 616127, Folio 1

Royal Ontario Museum 1962, “Royal Ontario Museum”, Fonds 351, File 1, Spadina Records Centre, Box 616127, Folio 1

Osbone Collection 1919

"Children’s Book Week Poster,"

Nathan Phillips Square 1960, “Royal Ontario Museum”, Fonds 351, File 1, Spadina Records Centre, Box 616127, Folio 1

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