Research Projects

School of Museum Studies Research Projects 2008- ongoing

CURRENT PROJECTS

Things Unbound: engagements with objects in museums in India and the UK
Sandra Dudley (PI)
Partners: Manvi Seth, National Museum Institute, India
Dates: 2014-2017
Funder: The British Academy- £29,930

Understanding Everyday Participation- Articulating Cultural Value
Lisanne Gibson (Co-I)
Partners: University of Manchester, University of Exeter, University of Warwick, Creative Scotland
Dates: 2011- 2017 (including development project)
Funder: AHRC- £565,057 (SMS share including development project)

Things encountered: Object Engagements in Museums in India and the UK
Sandra Dudley (PI)
Partner: National Museum Institute of History of Art, Delhi
Dates: 2014-16
Funder: UKIERI- £105,525

DiMe4Heritage: Digital Media for Heritage: Refocusing Design from the Technology to the Visitor Experience
Giasemi Vavoula (PI)
Partners: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dates: 2012-2015
Funder: Commission of European Communities- 271,000 (euros)

Affective Digital Histories: Recreating de-industrial places, 1970s to the present
Giasemi Vavoula (Co-I)
Partners: University of Leicester, De Montfort University, the Phoenix, Cuttlefish, Glossop Historical Society, and East Midlands Oral History Archive
Dates: 2013-2015
Funder: AHRC Connected Communities- £52,758

Emotions in history museums
Sheila Watson (PI)
Dates: 2014-15
Funder: British Academy- £7050

Researching translation
Ceri Jones (PI) and Serena Iervolino (Co-I)
Partners: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and University of Birmingham
Dates: 2014-15
Funder: AHRC ECR Collaborative Training Scheme- £4972

Transforming Thresholds: Digital Media and Visitor Behaviour in Museum Foyers
Ross Parry (Co-I)
Dates: 2012- 2014
Funder: AHRC- £10,877

Stories of a Different Kind
Richard Sandell and Jocelyn Dodd
Partners: SHAPE, Royal College of Physicians, Royal College of Surgeons, Science Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Dates: 2011- 2014
Funder: Wellcome Trust- £30,000

The cultural value of engaging with museums and galleries
Jocelyn Dodd (PI) and Richard Sandell (Co-I)
Partners: Carol Scott Associates
 Dates: 2014
Funder: AHRC- £30,152

Developing IWM North
Suzanne MacLeod (PI) and Jocelyn Dodd (Co-I)
Partners: Tom Duncan and Duncan McCawley
Dates: 2014
Funder: IWM North- £19,000

Participatory, collaborative and co-creative practices at the Science Museum
Katie Bunning (PI) and Richard Sandell and Jocelyn Dodd (Co-I's)
Dates: 2014
Funder: The Science Museum- £5507

Cabinet of Curiosities
Richard Sandell (PI) and Jocelyn Dodd (Co-I)
Dates: 2014
Funder: Arts Council England- £30,000

Talking Statues
Jocelyn Dodd (PI)
Partners: SING London (Lead partner) and Antenna International
Dates: 2013- 2014
Funder: NESTA- £24,192


COMPLETED PROJECTS

2013

Collecting Institutions, cultural diversity and the making of citizenship in Australia since the 1970s
Simon Knell (Co-I)
Partners: Deakin University, Australian National University
Dates: 2012-2013
Funder: Australian Research Council- £5,466 (SMS share)

iSay: Visitor Generated Content in Heritage Institutions
Giasemi Vavoula (PI)
Partners: Cardiff University
Dates: 2012- 2013
Funder: AHRC- £30,107

Behind the Looking Glass: ‘Other-Culture-Within’ Translating Cultures
Viv Golding (PI)
Partners: Joan Anim-Addo, School of English, Goldsmiths
Dates: 2011- 2013
Funder: AHRC- £8,085

Linking the Creative - Cultural - Heritage value chain
Ross Parry (Co-I)
Partners: University of Birmingham
Date: 2013
Funder: AHRC- £46,653 (SMS share)

Arts and Cultural Activity within Historic Houses
Jocelyn Dodd (PI)
Dates: 2013
Funder: The Mighty Creatives £6,500

Representing Re-Formation: Reconstructing Renaissance Monuments
Ross Parry (Co-I)
Dates: 2010-2013
Funder: AHRC- £151, 653 (SMS share)

Museums, Health and Wellbeing
Jocelyn Dodd (PI) and Richard Sandell (Co-I)
Dates: 2012-2013
Funder: Arts Council of England- £111,735

Prisoners, Punishment and Torture
Richard Sandell (PI), Suzanne MacLeod (Co-I) and Jocelyn Dodd (Co-I)
Date: 2012 - 2013
Funder: Historic Royal Palaces- £10,350

EuNaMus: European National Museums, Identity politics, the uses of the past and the European
Simon Knell (PI) and Sheila Watson (Co-I)
Partners: Linköping University, Université Paris Sorbonne, University of Tartu, University of Oslo, University of Bologna, Central European University (Kozep-Europai Egyetem)
Dates: 2010-2013
Funder: Commission of European Communities- £629,688

Developing a Research Network to Advance 21st-Century Museum Ethics in Theory and Practice
Janet Marstine (PI) and Jocelyn Dodd (Co-I)
Partners: The Museums Association; Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, University of Leeds
Dates: 2011-2013
Funder: AHRC- £32,645

Museums and the politics of urban development in Abu Dhabi and Hong Kong
Lisanne Gibson (PI)
Dates: 2011-2013
Funder: The British Academy- £4,075

Reproduction and early ontogeny in pterosaurs
Dave Unwin (PI)
Dates: 2011- 2013
Funder: The Royal Society- £11,810

Establishing A Vision: New Walk Museum Vision and The Story of Leicester
Suzanne MacLeod (PI), Richard Sandell (Co-I) and Jocelyn Dodd (Co-I)
Dates: 2012-2013
Funder: Arts Council of England- £50,000

2012

Full Circle: local history, community archives and the audiovisual record
Giasemi Vavoula G (Co-I)
Partners: Media Archive of Central England
Dates: 2010 - 2012
Funder: Heritage Lottery Fund- £22,843 (SMS share)

Developing a heritage focused wellbeing measure from Generic Social Outcomes to Generic Wellbeing Outcomes
Jocelyn Dodd (Co-I)
Partners: University College London
Dates: 2012
Funder: AHRC £3,271 (SMS share)

Communities in Nature: Growing the social role of botanic gardens 2
Jocelyn Dodd (PI)
Partners: Botanic Gardens Conservation International
Dates: 2012
Funder: Botanic Gardens Conservation International - £5000

University and Museum Collaboration in Japan and the UK
Viv Golding (PI)
Partners: National Museum of Nature and Science; National Museum of Japanese History
Date: 2012-13
Funder: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science - £7,000

2011

Mapping faith and place in Leicester
Viv Golding (Co-I)
Partners: School of Archaeology & Ancient History (UOL)
Date: 2011-2012
Funder: AHRC- £7,828 (SMS share)

Developing Museum Literacy in Japan and the UK
Viv Golding (PI)
Partners: National Museum of Nature and Science; National Museum of Japanese History; Aoyama Gakuin, School of Education, University of Tokyo
Date: 2011
Funder: Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation- £3,000

Mapping the change
Jocelyn Dodd
Dates: 2011-2012
Funder: Hackney Council, £12,500

Visual Perception in Arts and Neuroscience
Sandra Dudley (Co-I)
Dates: 2011
Partners: Rodrigo Quian Quiroga, Department of Engineering (UoL)
Funder: AHRC- £9,102 (SMS share)

Narrative Space: Design Masterclass Series Taiwan and Hong Kong
Suzanne MacLeod (PI) and Richard Sandell (Co-I)
Date: 2011
Partners: National Taipei University of Education, National Museum of History Taiwan, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Hong Kong.
Funders: UKTI- £35,800

Museum 2011
Suzanne MacLeod (PI) and Richard Sandell (Co-I)
Date: 2011
Partners: National Taipei University of Education, National Museum of History Taiwan, Council for Cultural Affairs, Taiwan.
Funders: V&A, British Council, Patton Group, Click-Netherfield - £15,500

 

2010

Nationalizing ethnicity: museums and the representation of cultural difference in China and Taiwan
Marzia Varutti
Dates: 2010-2011
Funder: AHRC Research Fellowship- £68,740

Growing Social Role of Botanic Gardens
Jocelyn Dodd
Dates: 2010- 2011
Funder: Botanic Gardens Conservation International £28,047

 

2009

LIVE!Museum
Ross Parry (PI)
Dates: 2009 - 2010
Funder: AHRC- £15,120

‘Indigenizing the nation': the politics of representation of Aborigines in the museums of Taiwan
Marzia Varutti
Dates: 2009-2010
Funder: The British Academy- £6,160

Future of Museums and Libraries
Simon Knell
Dates: 2009-2010
Funder: ESRC- £8,482

Jodi Mattes Trust awards
Ross Parry
Dates: 2009 - 2010
Funder: Museums, Libraries and Archives Council- £8,000

Cultural Policy, Work and Identity
Lisanne Gibson (Sponsor)
Partners: Jonathan Paquette, University of Ottowa
Dates: 2009-2010
Funders: The British Academy Visiting Fellowship- £5,716

Exploring the Social Role of Botanical Gardens
Jocelyn Dodd and Ceri Jones
Dates: 2009 - 2010
Funder: Botanical Gardens Conservation Institute, £20,000

 

2008

Tracing Networks: Craft Traditions in the Ancient Mediterranean and Beyond
Ann Brysbaert (Co-I)
Dates: 2008-2013
Partners: Archaeology (UoL), Computer Science (UoL and Royal Holloway), Archaeology (Exeter and Brown)
Funder: Leverhulme £167,648 (SMS share)

The Digital Heritage Research Initiative
Ross Parry (PI)
Dates: 2008-2011
Partners: University of Newcastle, University of Manchester, University of Glasgow & The Collections Trust
Funder: AHRC CRTS £52,512 (SMS Share)

Evaluation of MLAs Their past Your Future 2 Programme
Jocelyn Dodd and Ceri Jones
Dates: 2008- 2010
Funder: Museums, Libraries and Archives Council £50,039

Evaluation of Articulate 2
Jocelyn Dodd and Ceri Jones
Dates: 2008- 2009
Funder: National Gallery £10,019

Evaluation of GOMA's Social Justice Programme
Richard Sandell, Jocelyn Dodd and Ceri Jones
Dates: 2008- 2010
Funder: Glasgow Museums £15,000

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