Research Impact Case Study 1: College of Arts & Social Sciences, University of Aberdeen
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Given as part of ACES/CSID workshop on "Achieving Research Impact" at the University of Aberdeen in January 2011

Given as part of ACES/CSID workshop on "Achieving Research Impact" at the University of Aberdeen in January 2011

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  • 1. Three IMPACT case studies in History of Art
    1.Ironwork: Dissertation to Dover Castle
    2. Pictish Sculpture: Angus and St Antony
    3. The St Albans Psalter: from Concealment to California
  • 2. 1999
    Society of Antiquaries Monograph
  • 3. Conservation assessments for several
    Cathedral Inventories
  • 4. Dover Castle, Spring 2009
    EU/English Heritage scheme to
    Regenerate Dover
  • 5. Dover Castle doors and
    interiors
    APRIL 2009
  • 6.
  • 7.
  • 8.
  • 9.
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  • 11.
  • 12. Time Team Special
  • 13. IMPACT of ‘The Dover Castle Experience’
    Castle refurb cost £2.5m
    Teams of craftsmen trained up in medieval skills
    These doors can last 1000 years
    Time Team to promote project
    Visitor figures to castle up by 40%, with 62,000 in August 2009. 355,000 visitors, 2010-11
    Project accompanied by extensive educational packages which won the Sandford Award for Heritage Education in 2009
  • 14. Pictish Sculpture:St Vigean’s Angus and St Antony of Egypt
  • 15. St Vigean’s, by Arbroath, Angus
  • 16. The Museum
  • 17. Kirkstyle: the museum, 2006
  • 18. 2009
  • 19. Labels
    Light
    Graphic panels
    Multi-media: touch, sight, sound
    Access
    Rubbings
    Touch screen Computer Catalogue
  • 20. The CD guide
  • 21. New Historic Scotland
    popular introduction to the Picts,
    by Jill Harden. 2010,
    based on discoveries at St Vigeans
  • 22. St Vigeans on the cover again, 2008
  • 23. 9C sculpture at St Vigeans
    St Antony and St Paul
    share bread brought by a Raven,
    in the Eastern Desert of Egypt
  • 24.
  • 25. Living in a cave on Socotra, Christmas 2007
  • 26. TEMENOS ACADEMY for Spiritual Study
    Patrons:
    Dalai Lama
    Archbishop of Canterbury
    Prince of Wales
    Following St Antony from St Vigeans,
    Accompanied by beasts from the
    Aberdeen Bestiary
    2011
  • 27. IMPACT of ST VIGEANS
    Museum won Visit Scotland 5 star award as world class attraction, 2009
    Site previously unstaffed, now 2 custodian/guides and numerous school parties
    Sculpture accessible for all levels: children, disabled, browsers, scholars
    Numerous publication spin-offs: CD, guide, books by other people
    Publications address both academic and spiritual readership.
    Dozens of outreach lectures to amenity societies
    On its way: major monograph for Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
    Possibility of another museum make-over at Meigle
  • 28. St Albans Psalter on the web, in English and German
    AHRC award 2001-3: £57,500
  • 29. St Albans Psalter
    England c.1130
    David directs his musicians
    Owned by St Godehard’s parish
    church, Hildesheim, Germany
  • 30. Christina of Markyate
    leads her beloved
    Abbot Geoffrey and his monks
    to Christ
  • 31. Life of Christina of Markyate
    (1960: note black and white
    cover)
  • 32. Vespers at St Albans Cathedral
  • 33.
  • 34. The Oxford Team
    Routledge, 2005
  • 35. 2005
    British Library Schnell und Steiner
  • 36. On the syllabus, 2007:
    Urbana
    Santa Barbara
    UCLA
    Charleston
    Princeton
  • 37. 2008. Facsimile: Muller und SchindlerEnglish, German, Spanish, French
    11,000 Euros
  • 38. Facsimile
  • 39. The Exhibition
    Hildesheim, winter 2009
    The Conference
    The published proceedings
  • 40. Hildesheim Rathaus 2009
  • 41. The Getty
    Los Angeles 2012
    The Fitzwilliam
    Cambridge, 2014
  • 42. Spin-offs
    Extensive use of
    the psalter illustrations
    for German school
    text books
    Your private psalter
    TV puppet show and book
    New edition of Life
  • 43. IMPACT of St ALBANS PSALTER
    Released English manuscript from German seclusion
    Website allowed readers at all levels to approach and associate with a complex document
    Presentation of the research through books and exhibitions and talks seems to touch a wide range of intellectual, emotional and spiritual needs
    The attention of so many new scholars on this MS is changing the entire interpretation of English Romanesque painting and 12C Feminist scholarship
    Christina goes to Hollywood: The movie??
  • 44. Strategy for achieving impact
    Choose a very rich topic which can be accessed from many levels
    Consider innovative approaches
    Don’t be afraid of a lost leader. Nothing is wasted
    Develop partnerships with sponsors or identify vested interests
    Develop outreach audience (50 amenity soc. talks @ 50 people each = 2500 customers)
    Allow others to develop your work but aim for ultimate quality control
  • 45. IMPACT STRATEGY
    Doors have hinges. Find a saint to open the doors