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

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

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

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

10.50 am           Discussion

11.00 am           Tea/coffee

11.20 am           The development of a transformative exhibition design management framework to enhance engagement in small independent museums in Thailand. Nuntamon Kutulid, De Montfort University

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

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

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
Workshop: Collaborative and action research        TBC
Julia Ankenbrand, British Museum

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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