Object Handling for Reminiscence Work

The training day will offer an overview of object handling and reminiscence work. Objects can become passageways into history. They can connect a moment in time, a person’s life, a set of values and beliefs.

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Objects are increasingly being used in oral history and reminiscence work. They can be used in one to one interviews as a way of prompting the memory of an interviewee and this can be an effective way of enabling an interviewee to talk more freely and personally about the subject matter. When personal recollection is taking place in groups, more general objects can be used to stimulate discussion within the group.

Course Structure


Benefits of the Course

  • The real thing – the object links us to a period in time and people that we would have no contact with otherwise.
  • Objects have many sensory qualities: it might produce sound; it will have weight and texture, enabling participants to engage with it in many different ways.
  • A 3-D experience – the object is often something more tactile than a picture or a recording.
  • Objects can prompt thoughts and understanding to develop in a range of different areas. It can also be a quick prompt to our memories – a shortcut to remembering something, someone or somewhere.

What you will achieve


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We are also happy to provide tailor made training specifically for your groups in a location of your choice. To discuss your learning requirements, please contact us.