Visit from the University of Manchester’s Institute for Cultural Practices

Added on Friday, November 17th, 2017

The ICC was delighted to welcome visitors from the Institute for Cultural Practices (ICP), University of Manchester on Thursday 16th November. Led by Dr Abi Gilmore, the ICP provides a platform for innovative research, postgraduate teaching and professional development, which engages with cultural producers and organisations in Greater Manchester and beyond.

The visit was part of a cultural policy field trip to Liverpool for students on the ICP’s Arts Management, Policy and Practice Masters programme. In a packed itinerary, students heard first-hand experiences of, and perspectives on, cultural regeneration in the city from arts organisations including Unity Theatre, Collective Encounters and the Open Eye Gallery.

Head of Research Kerry Wilson gave an introduction to the ICC’s research, explaining the trajectory taken since our launch in 2010 in response to (and in some cases anticipation of) key public policy agendas and concurrent trends in the cultural policy research field. Research Associate Rafaela Ganga then presented our Crossing Boundaries research on the value of museums in dementia care as one of our flagship projects, in collaboration with National Museums Liverpool.

It was a pleasure to connect with the ICP and we wish MA students the best of luck with their ongoing studies!

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