Museum and University in Partnership
13 May 2014
Since reopening in 2011, RAMM has worked closely with the University of Exeter. This partnership is now formalised in a memorandum of understanding to provide a firm foundation for current and future collaboration. Recent work has focussed on exhibitions and digital products.
The current Intimate Worlds exhibition is the fruit of collaboration between the University’s Sex and History Project and Tony Eccles our Curator of Ethnography. Intimate Worlds runs until 29 June 2014.
Future collaborative exhibitions include Art and Soul: Victorians and the Gothic opening 22 November 2014 and Faces of Conflict opening in January 2015.
Two new websites were launched in the last six months working in partnership with the university: Exeter Time Trails with funding from Higher Education Innovation Funding and Moor Stories funded by the REACT Knowledge Exchange Hub for the Creative Economy, the university provided research and enabled community involvement and testing.
Moor Stories allows visitors to link their stories to objects in RAMM’s collection that come from Dartmoor communities. Videos describe Dartmoor throughout different time periods and printable resources are available for schools, individuals and businesses. A key new feature is a faster loading web-app for use out and about on Dartmoor, backed up by a full website for use with wifi or at home.
Exeter Time Trails
The university has helped create a series of fascinating historical trails around the museum, Exeter and Devon for mobiles and tablets. Shortlisted for the ‘The George Smith regional partnership’ award in the 2013 Exeter Impact Awards, university research and development involved Exeter City Football Club. The latest update is expected later in the year.