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Making our Connections: Collaboration, Community and the Exhibition of the Written Word

Project: Research

StatusFinished
Effective start/end date28/02/1127/08/11
Total award£32,858.00
Funding organisationAHRC
Funder project referenceAH/J500719/1
Period28/02/1127/08/11

Key findings

The current literature, both theoretical and practical, on exhibitions of the written word, is not extensive; some challenges are shared with exhibitions of other media, but some are particular and distinctive to the written word; there are a range of different drivers with which curators are having to grapple, including an increasing desire to reach wider and newer publics, and to play a more developed social or community role; there is a felt need for academic and extra-academic partners in an exhibition to understand the different pressures and demands under which they are working.

Research outputs