Research Impact Case Study 1: College of Arts & Social Sciences, University of Aberdeen


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Research Impact Case Study 1: College of Arts & Social Sciences, University of Aberdeen

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