What We Do
What is Lasting Impressions?
A study day series promoting dialogue on the subject of reproductions in the world of museums and heritage. Lasting Impressions events are convened by four AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Programme students working on PhD projects that touch on the theme of copies. Meet the team to discover more about their work.
Following on from the success of our 2018 study day, which focused on the roles and perceptions of reproductions in museums and heritage, Lasting Impressions 2019 sought to put the materiality of replicas under the microscope. Find out more about the themes explored at the event by reading our study day guide. What's coming next? Watch this space!
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Meet the Team
Northumbria University / V&A Museum
Valentina works with plaster casts, considering 19th C. coatings applied to the V&A collection. She seeks to understand whether coatings and colour contribute to discussion on the value of the copy.
University of Leicester / Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
Abbey also studies plaster casts, focusing on ideas of authenticity, originality and materiality. Her interdisciplinary project seeks to identify precedents for modern plaster casts in the ancient world.
Newcastle University / V&A Museum
Katherine is investigating the photographic archive of mid-20th C. photographer Maurice Broomfield held at the V&A, considering the hierarchies of value around museum objects in the digital age.
Glasgow School of Art / Scottish Cultural Heritage Consortium
Carolyn’s PhD seeks to investigate if the use of contemporary art and design practice can facilitate deeper engagement with restored, or reconstructed, material culture.
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Our sincere "thank you" goes out to our fantastic sponsors
University of Oxford
Gardens, Libraries and Museums (GLAM)
The University of Oxford's GLAM group has kindly provided our venue at the Pitt Rivers Museum and a great deal of practical and administrative support in making Lasting Impressions 2019 happen.
University of Durham
Centre for Ninteenth-Century Studies
We are very grateful to the CNCS for offering financial support to Lasting Impressions 2019. Their valuable contribution helps us to subsidise catering costs and offer travel bursaries to CNCS members.
Arts & Humanities Research Council
CDP Student Led Activity Fund
We extend our sincere thanks to the Arts & Humanities Research Council for enabling us to provide travel bursaries, catering, printed materials, exhibition supplies, and much more.