This project united HEI and non-HEI institutions. Project partners included:

  • English Heritage. We are working with the Education department at English Heritage.
  • Historic Royal Palaces. HRP are the independent charity which cares for the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting House, Kensington Palace and Kew Palace. We are working with their Access and Learning team.
  • Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children's Books. The project research associate, Dr Helen Stark, is conducting research into the relationship between children's literature and heritage in the archives at Seven Stories. Their Collections and Learning and Participation teams are also involved in the project.
  • Culture Lab, Newcastle University. Researchers in Culture Lab focus on digital creative pratice and human-computer interaction. In collaboration with project staff they are developing a digital technology which will function to engage children in a historic site (Belsay Hall, managed by English Heritage): see under the 'Prototype Projects' tab.
  • The Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS), Newcastle University is providing academic expertise in studies of the historic built environment.
  • The International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies (ICHS), Newcastle University. Academics from ICHS are providing expertise in Heritage Studies.

Many other academic groups and heritage providers were represented at the workshops, including Historic Scotland, the Georgian Theatre Richmond and the National Trust, the Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past and the Centre for Digital Heritage at the University of York, the Digital World Research Centre at the University of Surrey, the Centre for Learning and Teaching at Newcastle University, and a number of commerical digital developers.