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New Perspectives on London History

New Perspectives on London History

Layers of London Institute of Historic Research HLF

Every street in London has a story to tell: Layers of London is drawing together these stories.  Historic maps of the city, digitised photos and wide-ranging information provided by key partners across London all collected together in a major new online resource.  This ambitious project is enabled through HLF funding. The project is revealing new perspectives on what aspects of heritage matter to individuals and uncovering untold, or ‘invisible’ stories and histories. The project is led by the Institute of Historical Research (IHR), University of London. Partners include: British Library, London Metropolitan Archives, Historic England, National Archives, MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology) and a wide range of archives, institutions and community groups. (with Chris Unitt and Anna Cullum)

 
Heritage Centre Stage: Restoration of Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre

Heritage Centre Stage: Restoration of Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre

Reawakening the Royal Pavilion Estate:  Heritage Centre Stage HLF

Phase one of the Royal Pavilion Estate HLF project is the major refurbishment of the Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre. Since 2013, Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival, Royal Pavilion & Museums and Brighton & Hove City Council have worked together on the project to protect and restore this rich heritage. The transformation of the Corn Exchange is restoring and revealing original heritage features of the Prince Regent's Riding Stables. Major improvements to the Studio Theatre will include balcony seating, a new artists' creation space, new bar facilities and a café opening onto New Road. Our evaluation defines the impacts of the Activity Plan and capital works.  (With Anna Cullum) 

 
Endeavour Galleries

Endeavour Galleries

National Maritime Museum: evaluating organisational transformation HLF

HFF funding for the Endeavour project - four new galleries at National Maritime Museum, is intended to transform relationships with audiences and how diverse cultures and experiences are represented in its collections, displays and programming. NMM aims to embed the audience at the heart of this transformation. Our evaluation reflects the impacts of the project on NMM; how the project is achieving change internally in organisational culture and building a shared understanding of what being audience-focused really means - and externally, by measuring how the changes impact on audience engagement, composition and perceptions. It considers how the knowledge and confidence gained provides a range of benefits to the NMM, HLF, the museum sector and the audience in all its diversity. (with Mel Larsen)

 ‘You’re in for a treat. The new galleries are absolutely fabulous’      Sir David Attenborough
Read more at https://www.rmg.co.uk/whats-on/four-new-galleries#eEUu32z7S6r5bWVY.99

 
Melas Partnership: Nutkhut

Melas Partnership: Nutkhut

Major UK Melas, including Manchester, Birmingham, London, Newcastle, Southampton have formed a partnership led by Ajay Chhabra of Nutkhut. This partnership has three interconnected strands of development - artistic, professional and audience focused. It aims to transform the traditional format of Melas through new high quality artistic contemporary work rooted in South Asian heritage to provide audiences with new experiences. We provide consultancy and programme support, including an advocacy document and support in drafting the successful bid to Arts Council England Strategic Touring.  (with Mel Larsen)

 
Future Proof Museums

Future Proof Museums

Unique Development Programme for Museum Managers

Future Proof Museums is a strategic and innovative change programme developed, developed by the Arts Marketing Association (AMA) to facilitate transformational change and significantly improve the resilience and relevance of accredited museums across England. The programme makes use of state-of-the-art tools: Business Canvas Model; Manifesto and FIRO-B. CEOs of over 80 museums of different sizes and organisational structures have now participated in this popular scheme. Pam Jarvis evaluated the 2017 – 2018 Future Proof programmes for AMA/ACE  

 
CultureHive

CultureHive

CultureHive AMA  ACE

Arts Marketing Association created CultureHive as a multi-strand programme to maximise sharing knowledge and expertise in the cultural sector through a new online resource and CPD programmes aimed at increasing audience diversity; facilitating digital experimentation and Agile management for small scale organisations. Our formative evaluation of the CultureHive programme defines a typology of change resulting from the programme and the extent to which it is making effective use of collective intelligence and as a mechanism to drive change and stimulate new ideas and techniques. (with Catherine Bunting)