A project start meeting was convened at University of Bristol History of Art Department on 15th of January 2015 hosted by Prof. Mike O’Mahony and attended by John O’Shea and David Pearson. An outline was drawn up of the key areas of investigation for this 4 year project along with associated challenges, opportunities and key timepoints. (Comprehensive notes were taken and shared with partners). There are effectively three areas of investigation over the first three years and identified below are some starting points and challenges for the first year:
The first cohort meeting of the new Collecting Cultures Fund was held at the Museum of London and attended on behalf of National Football Museum by David Pearson (Deputy Director) and John O’Shea. It was a very thorough day (comprehensive notes were taken/shared) but four takeaway points are below:
1. Importance of Dialogue with Community
- Set up a blog (done!) This can be a central point for engagement.
- Use objects to engage dialogue (through forums etc.) Notify HLF, museum colleagues and public as acquisitions are made.
- Importance of Dissemination through peer publications and press
- September 2015 (date TBC) there will be a conference for all the projects.