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Congratulations to Rebecca Nelson and the Heritage Learning team

By Martin Wilcox | 18 May 2017 | 0 Comments

The Heritage Consortium would like to congratulate Rebecca Nelson and the Heritage Learning team for receiving the highly commended award for Educational Initiative at the Museums and Heritage Awards for their work on the Hull curriculum.

Antislavery heritage and new histories in Hull

By Martin Wilcox | 19 April 2017 | 0 Comments

As my research is so strongly grounded in contemporary museum practise, I thought it would be useful to gain as much practical experience in different museum settings as I could. I therefore opted to do two placements; one at the International Slavery Museum (ISM) in Liverpool, and one with Hull’s Heritage Learning Team. Whilst both…

Preston Park Museum and Grounds: a fresh insight into the daily world of work in the heritage sector

By Martin Wilcox | 10 April 2017 | 0 Comments

My placement at Preston Park Museum and Grounds, Stockton-on-Tees, between August 2016 and January 2017, provided me with a fresh insight into the daily world of work in the heritage sector. I have worked at the museum for a number of years as a casual register Visitor Services Assistant. However, this placement involved a transition…

Work Placement at the Nottingham Galleries of Justice Museum

By Martin Wilcox | 1 April 2017 | 0 Comments

My work placement took place at the Nottingham Galleries of Justice Museum, which is set within the historic courtrooms and prison of the Shire Hall. I was excited to start my placement, as it meant getting involved with the creative side of heritage research and practice. It started off with a meeting with my placement…

To Get There From Here: A History of Roman Roads in Eastern Yorkshire

By Martin Wilcox | 21 February 2017 | 0 Comments

Mike Haken, chairman of the Roman Roads Research Association will visit the Yorkshire Student Research Archaeology Forum [YSRAF] as part of their seminar series. This seminar will begin at 2pm and at 3pm on the 4th of March at Blaydes House in Hull’s Museum Quarter. Doors will open at 1pm for refreshments (0.50p per head…

First World War Ephemera

By Martin Wilcox | 20 February 2017 | 0 Comments

The summer of 2016. London. A heatwave: temperatures soared above 30 degrees. While the rest of England was melting, I was sat in the rather chilly staff area of the British Library pouring over hundred year old paper associated with World War One. The official title of the placement I undertook was ‘First World War…

Heritage engagement projects: developing economic and cultural well-being

By Martin Wilcox | 13 February 2017 | 0 Comments

Alice O’Mahony reflects on her Heritage Placement in China   China is a vast, expansive country, from the sea in the east and south, to the desert in the northwest, and the mountains in the southwest. China encompasses nearly every type of climate, as well as landscape. It has over 40 different ethnicities with Han…

Engaging Edinburgh’s Heritage with the Cockburn Association

By Martin Wilcox | 5 February 2017 | 1 Comment

The Cockburn Association is one of the oldest ‘civic trusts’ in operation carrying on the legacy of Lord Henry Cockburn to campaign for the protection and enhancement of Edinburgh’s beauty. Entrenched in a continuous battle with developers the team at the face often-insurmountable odds to fight for the future of the city, with limited resources…

When worlds collide – heritage and digital technologies

By Martin Wilcox | 13 January 2017 | 0 Comments

Annie Hicks on Intangible Cultural Heritage A friend asked me why a heritage researcher scholar would be involving themselves with social media platform producers in Los Angeles. My friend perceived heritage as ancient, of antiquity and made many references to buildings and monuments when I her asked to describe what heritage is. Heritage however, is…

The Local Archive and Beyond

By Martin Wilcox | 5 January 2017 | 0 Comments

James Beighton reports on his Heritage placement at Tees Valley Arts It might be described as the researcher’s worst nightmare: to begin a project that you have been excited about for so long, only to find that someone else has just pipped you to the post. It is especially galling when the offending party is…

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