PROJECTS

Reanimating cultural heritage digital repatriation, knowledge networks and civil society strengthening in post-conflict Sierra Leone

Community Outreach Event

British Museum, London, 30 August - 2 September 2011

Collaboration with the British Museum's 'Talking Objects' community programme, bringing together a group of young Londoners from diverse cultural backgrounds with museum curators and researchers to creatively explore objects from the British Museum's Sierra Leonean collections.

Exhibition: Reanimating Cultural Heritage: Culture, Conflict and Development in Sierra Leone

University College London, 9 January - 17 February 2012

A multisited, multimedia exhibition exploring the role of culture and cultural heritage in development and post-conflict recovery in Sierra Leone. The exhibition will be accompanied by an associated events programme.

International Conference: Museums, Heritage and International Development

Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam, 21 - 23 September 2011

Collaboration with the Dutch Royal Tropical Institute. The first of a series of international workshops concerned with culture and development. Bringing together consultants, museum professionals, policy makers, academics and others to critically reflect on the role of museums and cultural heritage in sustainable international development.

Sierra Leone Schools Link Workshop

British Council, Freetown, Sierra Leone, October 2011

Collaboration with the British Council's 'Schools Link' initiative, bringing together a group of teachers from the UK with colleagues from schools throughout Sierra Leone to explore the use of the SierraLeoneHeritage.org digital heritage resource in teaching in Sierra Leone.

Arts & Humanities Research Council: Each year the AHRC provides approximately £100 million from the Government to support research and postgraduate study in the arts and humanities, from archaeology and English literature to design and dance. In any one year, the AHRC makes approximately 700 research awards and around 1,000 postgraduate awards. Awards are made after a rigorous peer review process, to ensure that only applications of the highest quality are funded. Arts and humanities researchers constitute nearly a quarter of all research-active staff in the higher education sector. The quality and range of research supported by this investment of public funds not only provides social and cultural benefits but also contributes to the economic success of the UK. See Arts & Humanities Research Council website.