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Moving memories

How MMU and people in Hulme and Moss Side came together to breath new life into film archive collections. In 2009 MMU's Northwest Film archive worked alongside a local cultural broadcaster on a public engagement fellowship project using archive footage as a platform to co-create a new short...

Do you hear what I hear?

On October 11, 2010 the British Library Science, Technology, Medicine team hosted its first public facing event ‘Do you Hear What I Hear?’ in partnership with UCL Neuroscience at the British Library Conference Centre.

Researcher Curator

Researcher Curator is an AHRC-funded project running in partnership between Nottingham University, Nottingham Trent University and the Galleries of Justice. It is targeted at researchers from non-museums backgrounds.

Qualitative baseline research at UEA

CUE East Beacon carried out a qualitative baseline survey of a cross-section of academic staff at UEA. It not only provided a baseline against which improvements can be assessed, but also recognised the activity already taking place and identified motivations and barriers for getting involved.

On Our Doorsteps

Student-led activities in partnership with the community where both students and permanent residents volunteered together, aiming to overcome growing community issues of ‘studentification’.

Creating the Mshed

UWE historians (Dresser and Fleming) were co-opted to advise on the contents of the MShed Museum scheduled to open in 2011.


If you're looking for inspiration on how to achieve a lot with limited resources Edinburgh Napier's NUstART project is an excellent example.

Collecting and Curating Popular Music Histories

Academics at the University of Liverpool are working on an AHRC funded project in partnership with the UK museum sector to develop effective strategies for collecting, preserving, representing, and interpreting popular music.