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.
Working with and training Postgraduates and Early Career Researchers
Thursday 28th February, 10am-4pm, The Manchester Museum
In this interactive workshop, Postgraduates/Early Career Researchers and heritage professionals will jointly explore effective ways of working together. By developing mutually beneficial partnerships, we will look at how researchers develop their engagement skills and heritage organisations make the most of researchers and the distinctive contribution contemporary research can make to their collections and spaces. There will be case studies and speakers offering perspectives from both museum and research contexts.
As part of the ‘Afterlife of Heritage Research’ training programme, seed funding is being offered to put on an event, exhibition or engagement activity by June 2013. The workshop will include time and space to work on seed funding competition proposals.
Thursday 24th January
Roscoe Building, room 3.9, University of Manchester
The workshop will cover a variety of approaches to Public Engagement within the Arts & Humanities and offer you an insight into how to develop further the project proposal outlined in the expression of interest for which you have been shortlisted. We hope that this will provide you with a firm grounding in Public Engagement whilst also offering a springboard into the second workshop on 28th February where you will have the opportunity to meet with Cultural Partners & Organisations to discuss the practicalities of your proposal.
We would ask that everybody arrives at 9.30 for a 10am start. Lunch and refreshments will be provided throughout the day.
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The ‘Afterlife of Heritage Research’ Project is funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and will be providing a number of training and development workshops and opportunities which will enable postgraduate research students and early career researchers from across the Humanities to identify, understand and ‘translate’ the benefits of their research into ‘real-life’ contexts within the heritage and cultural sectors.
We are looking for expressions of interest from cultural institutions in the North West to take part in this project by:
• Participating in the workshop: “Working with and training postgraduate research students and Early Career Researchers (ECRs)” at the Manchester Museum (Thursday 28th February 2013) and/or
• Offering placement opportunities to postgraduate research students/ECRs
Please see the Expression of Interest for Cultural Partners on how to participate.