Minda is coming!An early October morning in 1888 in Trondheim, Norway. A young girl is found lying unconcious on the pavement at the city square. She is partially undressed and seemingly drunk. Later it becomes clear that she was invited inside the pharmacy nearby by three men. They gave her cognac to drink, and after that she remembers nothing. The girl is 14 years old. Her name is Minda.
In the spring of 2008 Sverresborg Trøndelag Folk Museum will be presenting an educational programme on sexual assaults. We focus on pupils in middle school, between the ages fourteen to sixteen. Our main aim is to challenge their attitudes on this difficult subject. The project includes a resource kit for teachers and pupils, web-based learning and a close cooperation with schools and other institutions. The participants visit at the museum will feature participatory museum theatre, exhibitions and forums for discussion.
Through the use of historical material we wish to inspire the pupils to reflect on the present and the future. Can we use Minda's story to discuss sexuality, assaults and boundaries faced with our own prejudices?
What really happened at the pharmacy that night? How did Minda get on with her life after the incident? And why does Minda's story sound so uncomfortably familiar to us in 2007?
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