Nottinghamshire Heritage Awards and Conference 2018

It’s time to book your FREE tickets for the Nottinghamshire Heritage Forum Conference and Awards, celebrating the achievements and excellence of heritage sites throughout Nottinghamshire.



Thursday 14 June 2018 2-8pm

At Nottingham Trent University,
Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham NG11 8NS
Free Entry Free Parking

Kindly supported and funded by Museum Development East Midlands and Nottingham Trent University

The 3rd Biennial Nottinghamshire Heritage Forum Conference ‘Let’s Dress Up’ explores themes of playfulness, experiential engagement and role play in Heritage.

Conference talks and practical workshops will explore how enabling visitors to take a step closer into the lives of others via creative interpretation and interactives can inspire people within heritage themes and provide opportunities to connect with new viewpoints and stories.

2:00pm Arrival and Welcome

2:10pm Keynote Talk: Alison Oddey:
‘Working with Heritage Sites to Produce Interactive Performances’

Option 1) Workshop: ‘Exploring the Dressing Up Box’ Top tips from a panel of professionals on the practicalities of costumed interpretation and how to get started.

(Option 2) Talk: ‘Fighting for Our Heritage’
Find out more about the WW1 projects undertaken across Nottinghamshire as part of the Fighting for our Heritage HLF funded project

3:10pm Tea & Coffee Break

(Option 1) Workshop: Ian Rowson
‘Making Collection Catalogues on a Budget’
Cost effective options for collection catalogues.

(Option 2) Talk: ‘Fighting for Our Heritage’ TBC
A second chance to find out more about the WW1 projects undertaken across Nottinghamshire as part of the Fighting for our Heritage HLF funded project

4:00pm The Great Nottinghamshire Heritage Quiz

5:00pm Close

Followed by a buffet and the Nottinghamshire Heritage Awards 2018 Ceremony at 7pm

Nottinghamshire Heritage Forum are delighted to welcome:

Keynote Speaker: Alison Oddey- ‘Working with Heritage Sites to Produce Interactive Performances’
Alison Oddey is a distinguished academic of over 30 years’ experience in Visual Culture, the Arts, Contemporary Performance, Film and Heritage. Alison is currently Visiting Professor of the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, Italy; Visiting Professor of Visual Culture and Contemporary Performance at the University of Derby, UK and Reader in Visual Arts & Health at Nottingham Trent University.
Alison has published seven books, designing, writing and producing work for a variety of contexts. She will be speaking about her latest works, which are interdisciplinary and international, but with the key aim of exciting and engaging new audiences to think about life with renewed vigour and perspective.

Workshop: Ian Rowson – ‘Making Collection Catalogues on a Budget’
I’ve been working in and around the heritage sector for around 20 years, after spending the early part of my career in various technical roles in commercial companies.
My museum experience is primarily in applying ICT to the field of collections management and public access, hence my current position working for the main software company in that arena. I am particularly interested in social and industrial history, and have been a trustee for a local industrial museum for the last 18 months. My undergraduate study was in Photography, where I specialised in digital imaging. I then later went on to complete a Masters in Heritage Studies at Nottingham Trent University.

Workshop: Exploring the Dressing Up Box
Top tips from local professionals on how costumed interpretation can help bring heritage sites to life, with cost effective ways to get started and ideas to take away. The workshop will be delivered by Naomi Garnett, Learning and Access Manager at the National Justice Museum, Carol King, Assistant Business Manager (Interim), Heritage, Culture & Visitors in Newark and Eleanor Baumber, Collections Development Manager at Lincolnshire County Council

Fighting For Our Heritage Talks
Nottinghamshire Heritage Forum’s ‘Fighting for Our Heritage’ project works with heritage organisations across the county to engage non-traditional heritage audiences to look at how the First World War and its aftermath affected life for people in the County. The project is facilitated by a £23k grant awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Now in its 2nd year, a selection of the 6 organisations involved speak about the exhibitions, events and resources they have been developing. Organisations include The Museum of the Mercian Regiment (WFR Collection), Bilsthorpe Heritage Museum, Newark Town Hall Museum and Art Gallery, Mansfield Fire Museum, Radcliffe-on-Trent Local History Society and Gringley History Club

PLUS, The Great Nottinghamshire Heritage Quiz
The conference will conclude with a light-hearted heritage quiz, with prizes and a trophy to be won. We will be asking teams to sign up during the day, for a chance to win the most prestigious award Champions of the ‘Great Nottinghamshire Quiz 2018’! Rounds include:
• Pictures – Can you tell your Stonehenge from your Seahenge?
• Music– Not featuring King Crimson’s ‘The World’s My Oyster Soup Kitchen Wax Museum’
• Film– Museums in film, for those nights in where you can’t escape work.
• What the heck is it? We all have them: name that object.
• Creative- Find out if you’re the next Henry Moore.

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