2019’s Conference Hosts
University of Lincoln (UoL)
The University of Lincoln was awarded Gold – the highest standard possible – in the national Teaching Excellence Framework, an independent assessment of teaching quality in UK higher education. The award reflects our exciting teaching, great support for students and excellent employment outcomes. Lincoln is ranked 22nd in The Guardian University Guide 2019 and 43rd in The Complete University Guide 2019. The institution is known for a pioneering approach to working with employers, which has been recognised with a Lord Stafford Award and Times Higher Education Award. In the National Student Survey 2018, students ranked Lincoln 8th in the UK for overall student satisfaction with several of our courses placed number one overall for their subject areas. Among our most recent graduates, 96 per cent were in work or further study six months after finishing their course, with more than 80 per cent in graduate level roles. More than half of our research is judged to be internationally excellent or world leading (Research Excellence Framework).
Imperial War Museums (IWM)
Imperial War Museums explores conflict and its impact on people’s lives. IWM is a family of five museums recording and showcasing experiences of modern conflict. Some of those experiences paint a picture of everyday life in wartime, others give us a glimpse of something exceptional. All of them help us to explore the causes of war and its impact on people’s lives.
IWM was founded in the midst of the First World War with a mission to preserve and tell the stories of all kinds of people, not only from Britain but from the countries of its empire. Their work continues right up to present day conflict, covering 100 years of experience throughout the Commonwealth. IWM feature permanent displays, a dynamic programme of temporary exhibitions, events and educational activities to help visitors to get close to the lives of those affected by war and to develop a deeper understanding of its effect on the world.
National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF)
From the archaeology under our feet to the historic parks we love, from precious memories to rare wildlife, the National Lottery Heritage Fund use money raised by National Lottery players to help people across the UK explore, enjoy and protect the heritage they care about.
The NLHF are the largest dedicated funder of heritage in the UK and a leading advocate for the value of heritage. They have awarded £7.7 billion to over 42,000 projects since 1994 and have offices across the UK, with grants starting from £3,000. NLHF believe that understanding, valuing and sharing heritage brings people together, inspires pride in communities and boosts investment in local economies. The projects they fund vary from restoring natural landscapes to rescuing neglected buildings, from recording diverse community histories to providing life-changing training.
Thanks to funding from the NLHF, Heritage Dot are pleased to offer a Bursary Support Scheme for conference delegates – find out more and apply now.
2019’s Conference Partners
European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH)
Our heritage: where the past meets the future. Throughout 2018, the European Year of Cultural Heritage is celebrating our diverse cultural heritage across Europe – at EU, national, regional and local level. The aim of the European Year of Cultural Heritage is to encourage more people to discover and engage with Europe’s cultural heritage, and to reinforce a sense of belonging to a common European space.
The year will see a series of initiatives and events across Europe to enable people to become closer to and more involved with their cultural heritage. There are 7,840 events involving 1,120,000 participants taking place in 28 countries across Europe – and the Heritage Dot conference launch event, combined with the launch of the IBCC Digital Archive has been one of those featured events.
Michael Culture Association (MCA)
MCA is the European trans-sectorial network devoted to European digital cultural heritage valorisation, gathering members and experts from over 150 cultural institutions private and public – museums, libraries, archives, research centres – from Europe, from 22 countries in the EU and beyond. MCA also manages the Museu-Hub-services for museums going digital and aggregating for Europeana.
MCA is a member of the stakeholders’ committee for EYCH2018, and proud member of Culture Action Europe and the European Heritage Alliance 3.3.
Media Archive for Central England (MACE)
The Media Archive for Central England (MACE) is the specialist public film archive for the East and West Midlands. MACE preserves and makes accessible a vast screen heritage collection that documents life across the heart of England since 1895 so we can better understand, appreciate and enjoy the fascinating history and rich culture of the Midlands – now and in the future.
MACE is a registered charity that is supported by the University of Lincoln where it is based. It was the first film archive in the UK to be accredited under the National Archives Accreditation Scheme and is a designated Place of Deposit for Public Records.
MACE’s holdings form part of the UK’s national collection and it is one of nine English regional film archives with links to the UK’s national film archives at the British Film Institute, the Imperial War Museum and the National Libraries of Wales and Scotland. It is also closely connected with the county record offices and other archives across the Midlands for who it acts as the specialist repository for moving images held on film, video and digital formats.
Museums Development East Midlands (MDEM)
Museum Development East Midlands (MDEM) supports the improvement and sustainability of museums and heritage sites around the region. MDEM aims to:
1. Support museums towards a sustainable future, by running a suite of targeted development programmes, grant funds, training opportunities, support for county forums, advice, information and one-to-one support to help deliver the Arts Council’s five goals and priorities.
2. Support Accredited museums and those actively working towards Accreditation.
3. Advocate to stake holders and associated organisations, the value and role of the rich diversity of museums and heritage sites.
Lincolnshire Heritage Forum (LHF)
The Lincolnshire Heritage Forum exists to support, develop and promote museums and heritage attractions in the county through meetings, training opportunities, networking, skills sharing and joint projects and promotional activities. It acts as a shared voice for heritage in the county.
The Forum, like many of its member sites, is run by a voluntary committee elected each year by the wider membership.
The Heritage Trust of Lincolnshire is a local charity established in 1988. The organisation’s vision is that the special character and significance of Lincolnshire’s heritage is understood, valued, conserved and celebrated for the benefit of local people, visitors and future generations. The charity has a national reputation in delivering heritage led regeneration projects and in engaging the local community and are committed to education for all ages including vocational training, skills and volunteering.
History UK is the independent national body promoting and monitoring History in UK Higher Education. It is funded by history departments or their equivalents and campaigns on issues of concern to academic historians and the broader history community. Over the past two years we have been working with The National Archives on collaboration between higher education and the archival sectors, while we’ve also run a number of events with British Library Labs on opening up digital collections to academic historians and their students.
Lincoln Conservation is one of the UK’s leading centres for the analysis, conservation and restoration of historic decorative schemes and finishes.
Their conservators utilise some of the best conservation technologies to rediscover our decorative past and have helped to reinstate many iconic buildings, historic interiors, royal palaces, maritime heritage, military vehicles, structures, theatres and historic artefacts.
Lincoln Conservation are at the forefront of exploiting 3D digital scanning and fabrication technologies. The team offers a complete service from initial 3D colour scanning and the digitisation of objects, interiors and buildings, through to the replication of virtual or physical artefacts and environments.