NWFed are hosting a workshop looking at Developing University Partnerships. This event, which will take place on Thursday 29 September at Norton Priory Museum in Runcorn, will bring together museum professionals from across the North West who have experience in developing partnerships and undertaking research projects with Universities. Having used such partnerships as a way to deepen knowledge of their collections and visitors needs, the event will host presentations from Norton Priory and the Museum of Science and Industry followed by a question and answer session to allow those who are interested in developing such partnerships to gain tailored advice from those with experience.
Presentations at the event will include Frank Hargrave and Tom Fildes from Norton Priory who will speak about Norton Priory’s current research projects, notably the development of portable radiocarbon dating and the DNA analyses of skeletons contributing to the modern treatment of Paget’s Disease of Bone
Also speaking will be Meg McHugh, Senior Curator and Jan Hicks, Archives and Information Manager at MoSI. They will talk about ‘REALab’, a pilot scheme run by the University of Manchester in 2015 which helped MoSI, along with other cultural institutions, to present a challenge to postgraduate researchers from the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures and Manchester Business School. Teams of researchers could then pitch to take on the project and deliver a piece of research work in response.
To book a place on this event, please email Chrissy Partheni with your details.