The ACHRC’s Collaborating with Collecting and Cultural Institutions member initiative is designed to create a space for thinking strategically, practically and ethically about the opportunities for and practices of collaborations between the tertiary sector and the cultural and collecting institutions sector.
The close links between Humanities researchers and Cultural and Collecting institutions – such as libraries, museums, art galleries, archives – mean that there are many opportunities for interactions, collaborations and synergistic projects of various kinds between the two, and these opportunities are being pursued in diverse ways. Though there is plenty of good-will and blue-sky thinking between the two groups, the differences in timescales, funding structures, reporting structures and scope mean that there can be challenges to overcome in the formation of productive partnerships and clear communication, particularly when grant deadlines approach. The ACHRC’s Collaborating with Collecting and Cultural Institutions member initiative considers the key issues and practical opportunities, strategies and practices for effective collaboration between collecting institutions and humanities research centres. We welcome participants from within the ACHRC and beyond to contribute to the project.
Dr Rachel Franks
Coordinator, Education & Scholarship, State Library of New South Wales
2018 Humanities in the Regions:
A Collaboratory between the Humanities in the Regions and the Collaborating with Collecting and Cultural Institutions projects, at the Centre for Colonialism and its Aftermath at the University of Tasmania.