How to Conduct an Oral History

Fri, Jan 11, 2019 @ 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Tickets: Free with RSVP, advanced RSVP required. Click here to register.

 

Location: This event will take place on the 2nd floor of 70 Mulberry Street at MOCA's Collections.

 

Many of us want to record our families’ stories—straight from the source! But what makes a good oral history? And how can you ensure your recording will be useful for generations to come?

 

In this session of MOCA’s preserving family heritage workshop series, Richard Cheu will teach you how to record and organize oral histories. Topics covered will include recording mechanics, equipment, metadata and legal considerations, and interviewing techniques. The first hour will be presentation, and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for hands-on practice. Come with any questions you have about oral histories and interviewing. This is a great way to spend your lunch break.

 

Don’t forget to make an appointment with the MOCA Collections team to digitize your family photos, paper documents, and/or 2-D mementos 11" x 17" or smaller. Click here for more information.

 

Tickets: Free with RSVP, advanced RSVP required. Click here to register.

 

This workshop is part of MOCA's Preserving Family Heritage Workshop Series. Led by museum and archives professionals, these workshops will teach you expert techniques for preserving your heirlooms. Each workshop includes a presentation, demonstration, and opportunities for hands-on learning.