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Impact : New Audiences for Historic Collections

Our annual conference will be held at King’s College, Cambridge on Friday 18th November 2016, 10.30-c.4.30 (with registration & refreshments from 10.00 am).

The conference will explore the different ways in which historic collections can be used as tools for engagement with new audiences.

The morning session comprises two keynotes given by Alison Cullingford (University of Bradford) and Pippa Smith (a freelance specialist in learning and participation : Handling The Past) who will examine the ways in which we might measure the impact of our public engagement events and how these results might inform future projects, and explore just what is meant by 'interpretation' and how we think about the varied needs of different audiences.

These will be complemented by afternoon case-studies covering the engagement of young people in special collections, academic partnerships resulting in new research, how the AHRC consider impact when making an award to a project and how exhibitions can bring in new visitors to collections.

The cost (including refreshments and lunch) will be £45 and there will be ample time throughout the day for networking and to question all speakers.

A full programme may be found on the booking form which should be sent to the HLF Treasurer (Chris Penney, clodpoll2001@yahoo.com).

All booking forms must be received by Monday 7th November 2016. No refunds can be given after that date.


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