AHRC Heritage Network Symposium 2018 


4th Connected Communities Heritage Network Symposium

The 4th Connected Communities Heritage Network Symposium will be held on 29th June.

Venue: Leicester Castle, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK

AHRC Heritage Network Symposium Abstracts


Symposium Schedule


9.00-9.25 am   Registration and tea/coffee

9.25 am            Welcome – Nick Higgett


Morning Session – Paper Presentations

9.30 am             A Century of Stories. Hitting the streets with heritage. A model for reaching out to communities. Amanda Hanton, Leicester City Council Powerpoint Presentaition

9.50 am             The Medals All Round Research Initiative (MARRI). Michelle Young, Queens University Belfast, Living Legacies 1914-1918 WW1 Engagement Centre, Video

10.10 am           Build Your Own Discovery, Kensington Palace. Jatinder Kailey ‎, Historic Royal Palaces, Tower of London
Powerpoint Presentation

10.30 am           Govan/Gdansk: The Arts and Participatory Interventionism. Katarzyna Kosmala ‎ and Liz Gardiner, University of the West of Scotland
PDF Presentation

10.50 am           Discussion

11.00 am           Tea/coffee

11.20 am           Are Different Contexts Compatible? The Development of a Solution to Enhance Visitor Engagement in Thai Museums Applying a Western Museum Context. Nuntamon Kutulid, De Montfort University Powerpoint Presentation

11.40 am           “It takes you away from you…stepping out of my world and into the carnival of Leicester Races” – engaging people with ‘invisible’ heritage.  A framework for designing interpretive digital media. Jenny Wiliknson,  De Montfort University Powerpoint Presentation

12.00 pm           “Immersive Interiors: developing a pathway to explore layered histories in the house museum”. Jonathan Gration, De Montfort University
Powerpoint Presentation

12.20 pm           Wonders of the Peak: building digital links between collections and the landscape. Benjamin Bedwell, University of Nottingham, and Joe Perry, Derbyshire County Council

12.40 pm           Discussion

1.00 pm             Lunch


Afternoon Session – Workshops and Panel Discussions

2.00 pm

Option A
Workshop: ‘Measuring Museum Wellbeing’. Morse, Nuala M. (Dr.), School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester Professor, Helen Chatterjee, UCL and Zoë Brown, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
Option B
Workshop: The Royle Collection:  Who do we think we are? Catherine Pearce, Education and Social Research Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University​, Dr Anna Catalani (Uni of Lincoln), Stephen Evans (MMU) and Dr Rebecca Patterson (MMU)

3.00 pm

Option A
Workshop: VisitorBox: creative ideas for cultural heritage visitor experiences. Benjamin Bedwell, University of Nottingham
Option B
Collaborative research in museums: making space for the community participation you do. Julia Ankenbrand, British Museum Workshop Presentation

4.00 pm

Option A
Panel Discussion: Collaborative Approaches to Heritage: The Legacy of the WW1 Engagement Centres. Nicola Gauld ‎, Voices of War & Peace Centre, Library of Birmingham
Option B
Panel Discussion: Making Value: Catalysing Fashion and Textiles Heritage in the Midlands. Professor Fiona Hackney, University of Wolverhampton

4.50      Final Discussions and Close



Connected Communities Heritage Network Symposium – January 2016

Connected Communities Heritage Network Symposium – January 2015

Connected Communities Heritage Network Symposium – December 2013

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