2The European funded ISAAC Project aimed to enhance the relationship
between heritage and tourism in urban destinations through a novel
Information Communication Technology (ICT) environment. The platform
provided integrated and user-friendly tourism e-services facilitating an
advanced access to European cultural heritage assets. Within this project
the Sunderland team worked with a wide community of stakeholders to
identify intangible aspects and stories worthwhile to be told within a
destination. These stories were integrated in an interpretative strategy
independent of, but aligned with destinations' current marketing and
positioning strategies. The specific impact focuses on three destinations,
Leipzig, Amsterdam and Genoa.
Kyriakidis's research has had impact on policy-makers within both national and local government.
This has involved a scaling up of his impact activities that were based in Gonies (Crete) to include
both national policy-makers and international organisations. As a result, he has become an
influential international authority on the development of greater public engagement with heritage
sites (including Pompeii), and on public policy in Greece. His research has resulted in a shift in
policy at the Athens University of Economics and Business, which now engages with the provision
of training in Heritage Management and is branching out from exclusively finance-based education.
His CPD (Continuing Professional Development) courses have reached out to the commercial
sector (particularly Leica).
This research has had transformational impacts: systematically providing
evidence of the state of
cultural heritage policies concerning nine countries in South East Europe;
identifying the need for
management tools to integrate inventories, environmental and spatial
planning, heritage protection
and funding mechanisms for projects to enable sustainable use of heritage
shape a Council of Europe regional programme; creating the framework for
reform requests by the states concerned; and has led to technical
assistance actions, jointly
funded by the Council of Europe and the European Commission, including
monitoring to ensure
the institutionalisation of methodologies in national policies and
The origins of this category and critical concept lie in Dr Robertson's
interest in the way local
communities have sought to put the past to use in the present. A strong
interest in public histories
in the Scottish Highlands, both individual and communal, has brought
significant opportunities for
collaboration with, and dissemination to, local history organisations and
other community groups.
Further impact includes: the curating of an art exhibition; engaging with
practitioners to explore the
ways in which memories of flooding can be utilised in future resilience;
contributions to debates on
land and identity in the Scottish Highlands.
Research in UCL Information Studies on participatory and community-based
archival and heritage activity has improved understanding of the
motivations, impacts and
challenges of these endeavours. This has led to the following impacts: (1)
a higher public and
professional profile for participatory and community-based archiving and
including a better understanding of the motivations for such activities
and of the significance of the
engagement with such materials and activities, notably for the diversity
and democratisation of
cultural and knowledge production and for individual and collective senses
of identity, and (2) the
challenges and hurdles such approaches face, and some of the tools and
that can be used to overcome challenges.
This case study describes the pioneering work undertaken with the
Sultanate of Oman government
to develop appropriate approaches towards sustainable documentation,
management and renewal
of 86 priority heritage sites of its 1000-plus vernacular settlements.
through a pilot project - now extended to 9 settlements (5 completed)
including 3 World-Heritage-
Sites - are helping Oman achieve a cohesive strategy and have instigated a
thorough revision of
the priority list. Wide-ranging stakeholder engagement was achieved
through exhibitions, public
lectures, workshops, press interviews (Arabic/English) and
heritage-related film-production. The
continued `capacity building' and employment of young graduates through
training has provided the social enterprise dimension.
Professor Paul Heritage joined QMUL in 1996. His research over the last
two decades has opened up new understandings of Brazil's transformative
arts practices within the UK cultural sector. Through practice-based
projects, his research continues to deepen and extend the understanding of
innovative Brazilian arts practices in Britain. Heritage has forged new
opportunities for UK arts practitioners to develop their work in Brazil
and shaped new policy exchanges between ministerial/governmental and
non-governmental organisations. His research engages with a diverse range
of artists and cultural institutions, reaching over 50,000 people in the
period since 2008 via performances/screenings/seminars/exhibitions/events.
Through disseminating research into Brazilian culture policy and practices
that have responded to extreme social crises, he has strengthened the
British cultural sector's confidence in using art in the advancement of
This research in Libya has had several significant impacts with wide
reach for a range of different groups, both national and international. It
has made fundamental contributions to the archaeological mapping of Libya
(a country of extraordinary archaeological richness but still poorly
recorded), to the development of typologies of sites and artefacts, and to
dating frameworks. This has delivered major related impacts for management
of cultural heritage by the Libyan Department of Antiquities (DoA), and
for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and archaeological mitigation
work by oil companies in the Libyan desert. There have been additional
benefits through dissemination of new historical models, as well as
protection of heritage sites during the 2011 conflict.
Since 2005 Professor Peter Stone's research has explored what we tolerate
as acceptable, and crucially, what we view as unacceptable, practice
during armed conflict in relation to the protection of cultural property.
It has investigated, within the context of jus in bello [the
morality of what is done during war], the way in which we wage war
and, by implication, the very nature of war itself. This research has
impacted on: NGOs; national policy makers (including the HM Government);
and the international military:
Heritage is a key component of contemporary urban regeneration policies.
Rebecca Madgin's research is embedded with, and informed by,
knowledge-exchange with public bodies. Her historically-informed and
methodologically innovative approach to the heritage of the built
environment empowers a diverse range of user groups — local councils,
public bodies and third-sector `heritage' organizations — to develop a
more sophisticated knowledge of the ways in which local communities
understand and value the buildings and spaces that they inhabit.
Specifically, the case study shows how Madgin's work has directly informed
the planning policies of two organisations: Edinburgh World Heritage Trust
and Leicester City Council.