• Lasting Impressions

    A student led study-day series exploring reproductions great and small in museums and heritage:

    Plaster casts, 3D models, photography, the digital, and everything in between

  • What We Do

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    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.

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    Our Events

    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!

  • Key Dates

    Don't miss a thing - keep these important dates in your diary if you want to be a part of Lasting Impressions 2019


    19th January 2019

    Call for Papers launched


    31st March 2019

    Call for Papers deadline


    31st May 2019

    Registration for study day closes


    28th June 2019

    Study day takes place in Oxford

  • The Blog

    Everything you need to know about our events past and present

    Sadly, not everyone who wanted to attend Lasting Impressions 2019 was able to join us at the Pitt...
    If you missed out on attending Lasting Impressions 2019, you can still enjoy a flavour of the...
    Lasting Impressions 2019 was a great success. On 28th June, over 30 delegates joined convenors...
  • Meet the Team

    We've got a top notch team!

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    Valentina Risdonne

    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.

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    Abbey Ellis

    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.

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    Katherine Clough

    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.

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    Carolyn Alexander

    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 Supporters

    Our sincere "thank you" goes out to our fantastic sponsors

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.