‘The Story of Children’s Television, from 1946 to Now’ was an exhibition co-conceived by the authors and colleagues from the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum in Coventry, UK, running from 2015 to 2017 through a national tour. At the exhibition, objects from children’s television history sat alongside screens showing the programmes to visitors. Our research explores how children’s television culture operates as a site of memory and nostalgia, through which we can investigate forms of (inter)generational cultural memory. This paper explores the reconnections and disconnections that emerge in encounters with the material heritage of children’s television in Britain.

television, history, children, museums, exhibitions
Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
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VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture; Vol 8, No 15 (2019): Material Histories of Television; 111-122

Holdsworth, Amy, Moseley, Rachel, & Wheatley, Helen. (2019). Memory, Nostalgia and the Material Heritage of Children’s Television in the Museum. VIEW Journal, 8(15), 111–122. doi:10.18146/2213-0969.2019.jethc168