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Exhibitions and Cultural Policy: The Case of Sherlock Holmes

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Dr Neil McCaw's research has had a cultural, educational, and policy impact on individuals, groups of individuals, and organisations in the UK and countries overseas. His work on the development of The Arthur Conan Doyle Collection, Lancelyn Green Bequest (the largest collection of Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes memorabilia in the world, of which he was appointed Academic Director in 2005) and detective and crime culture more widely has underpinned the following: a worldwide series of interlinked museum exhibitions visited to date by more than 350,000 citizens; a variety of connected educational projects involving school-age pupils of different nations; and regional public policy and heritage development work with a UK local authority that has informed tourism and cultural strategy. McCaw's research engages with communities, audiences and users far beyond academia through highly interactive media, written text, public exhibitions and televised airings of his expertise, all disseminated from its institutional, and regional, base in the UK to Germany, France, the USA, and Japan.

Submitting Institution

University of Winchester

Unit of Assessment

Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management 

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Research Subject Area(s)

Language, Communication and Culture: Cultural Studies, Literary Studies

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