Research for Community Heritage: North East England

Newcastle University

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This project originates from three complementary areas of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne who have a long standing interest in working with communities. They are the:

Three ‘open days’ will take place – one in each of the three areas focused on by the research groups involved, taking place in May or June 2012. They will take place at venues away from the university. They are:

  • ICCHS – Beamish Museum, County Durham
  • NCLA – Great North Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • SAPL – Gateshead Town Hall, Gateshead

These will consist of talks from all parties, discussions, breakout sessions, one-to-one meetings, a ‘marketplace’, and technology demonstrations. This will provide an opportunity for community groups to find out about resources, including expertise, and researchers to understand the nature of community needs. Community groups will be able to discuss potential research projects before making applications to the Heritage Lottery Fund. 

Available resources The resources on campus available to community groups include:

Organisations off campus providing resources and acting as portals to a wide range of community groups: