Engaging with Cultural and Heritage Organisations in a Covid World

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


This webinar is a valuable opportunity for Queen’s academics to hear from key figures in the UK’s cultural and heritage sector about what has changed due to Covid-19 and what space, if any, there is for academic research to assist the sector.

Queen’s University Belfast is delighted to welcome representatives from across the UK’s cultural and heritage sector to this special webinar. Panellists will reflect on the challenges the sector has faced in the light of Covid and they will also consider what opportunities there are for academics to contribute to the work of this sector in our new Covid world.

The event will look at ways in which Covid may make it more difficult for academics to collaborate with the sector (e.g. financial pressures and general restrictions), and any new opportunities which have been created by the pandemic e.g. more opportunity going forward for digital/online projects.

Panellists include:

JD Hill, British Museum
Pip Willcox, The National Archives
William Blair, National Museums Northern Ireland
Hannah Crowdy, National Museums Northern Ireland
Siobhan Stevenson, Northern Ireland Museums Council
Dr Will Megarry, Queen’s University Belfast
Frances Bailey, The National Trust
We look forward to seeing you then. Any enquiries, please contact Kevin Fearon k.fearon@qub.ac.uk

About the Heritage Hub

The Heritage Hub is an initiative that forms part of Queen's University's 'Engaged Research' strategy and programme.

The aim of the Hub is to connect external heritage groups, organisations and bodies to university-based researchers, both at Queen's as well as more widely across the university and HE sector, within Northern Ireland, the UK, Ireland and beyond.

Bridging across Faculty structures and disciplines, the Heritage Hub welcomes all to share our experiences and expertise of heritage research practice and projects, through workshops, events, outreach, training, for mutual benefit, promoting a common belief in 'heritage for all'.
Period16 Sep 2021
Event typeSeminar
LocationBelfast, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionRegional


  • Collaboration
  • Art and science
  • Museums