Speaker Heritage & Technology
Chrischené Julius is currently Acting Director of the District Six Museum, and heads the Collections, Research and Documentation department. She has been involved in a number of exhibition and research projects, with a particular focus on oral history research and the way this methodology has evolved as part of the ethos of a community museum. She manages and conducts interviews for oral history projects alongside museum staff. Her general focus has been on the use of oral histories as a tool for community histories, but also critiquing the ways in which oral history has at times been used to exclude voices and build meta-narratives of apartheid experiences. She is a history and museum studies graduate of the University of the Western Cape and the University of Cape Town.