Bradford’s National Museum is a research project looking at how the National Science and Media Museum can be locally rooted and open, engaged and collaborative.
Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the project ran from October 2017 to September 2020.
By taking an action research approach, the project explored key issues through a variety of initiatives. These included:
- a temporary exhibition Above the Noise: 15 Stories From Bradford (April-June 2019);
- a contemporary collecting project;
- an intervention in one of the museum’s permanent galleries; and
- a strand of research and reflection led by museum staff.
The project worked collaboratively with the National Science and Media Museum and other partners in Bradford. Over 150 people were involved in different ways in shaping the research and the ideas that have emerged.
The full list of project partners are:
The project was led by Dr Helen Graham (School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies), alongside Professor Will Gould (School of History), Professor Seán McLoughlin (School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science), Julia Ankenbrand and Dr Lynn Wray.
Email Helen Graham: firstname.lastname@example.org
Views of the National Science and Media Museum from City Park. Photo by Tim Smith.