Making Art in Tudor Britain (MATB) has enhanced public engagement with
iconic images of British
history; generated fresh insights for the public (multiple makers' hands,
works' international origin)
and brought works into display. School-level learners and teachers have
particular readiness to
attend to Tudor material since the Tudor period is central to National
Curriculum. Popular access
to findings on the makeup of works (lectures, website, museum displays and
trails, book, press
articles) led to knowledge enhancement. Viewers were fascinated and
instructed by a TV
demonstration of newly-tried methods of technical analysis on forgeries.
MATB has impacted on
international conservation practice, sparking exhibitions and projects.