Afterlife of Heritage Research – Showcase Event

Afterlife of Heritage Research Showcase Event
Tuesday 29th October
Kanaris Theatre, Manchester Museum

The ‘Afterlife of Heritage Research’ Skills Training Project (2012-13; funded by the AHRC) aimed to support research students and early career researchers (ECRs) in developing skills, capacity and profiles for professional careers in the heritage sector. The project’s tailored training provision (including training guides, collaborative projects with cultural institutions, work placements and industrial mentoring) have assisted students and ECRs in identifying, understanding and ‘translating’ the benefits of their heritage research in ‘real-life’ public, professional and business contexts.

In this Showcase event, participating research students, ECRs and partner cultural organisations will reflect on the aims, process, challenges and outcomes of the collaborative public engagement activities and research placements.

This event would be of interest to research students, ECRs, University research developers and staff in arts and culture organisations.


9.30am: Registration and Coffee/Tea
10.00: Introduction
10.20: Katherine Crouch (University of Manchester)Displaying the Dead at the Manchester Museum
10.40: Sarah Younan (Cardiff Metropolitan University)Towards a Digital Dream Space
11.00: Discussion
11.30: Break
12.00: Naomi Billingsley (University of Manchester), Burning Bright – presenting William Blake in the exhibition and on the World Wide Web
12.20: Alex McDonagh (University of Salford), Ancient Worlds Online. Identifying the role of digital heritage applications in the Ancient Worlds exhibition at Manchester Museum
12.40: Discussion
13.10: Lunch
14.00: Sophie Everest, Andy Hardman and Benjamin Knowles (Belle Vue Productions and University of Manchester)Producing Research: starting a research-led production company in the arts and heritage sector
14.20: Juliet Carroll (Liverpool John Moores University), A celebration of the Della Robbia Pottery of Birkenhead
14.40: Discussion
15.10: Break
15.30: Wendy Ligon Smith and Sophie Preston (University of Manchester), Film: An Evening of Fashion, Music, Art and Marcel Proust
16.00: Closing: The Afterlife of the Afterlife of Heritage Research

Poster: Louise Rebecca Senior (University of Aberdeen), Forest Encounters: The value of starting where the people are

Abstracts and Biographies

Please book a free place. If you are a research student in the UK and require funding for travel to attend the event, please contact

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