This is the CWL News and Funded Project News Archive. It draws an informative picture on which stories relevant to the creative industries were happening during the AHRC-funded period of Creativeworks London between 2012 and 2016.

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Annabel and Sara’s paper selected for Vienna Yearbook of Art History 2015

Annabel Elton (Head of Commissions at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters) and Sara Ayres (Kingston University London) presented the findings from their Creativeworks London research residency to an international conference at the University of Vienna, “Scholars’ Monuments: Historical Meaning and Cultural Significance” in September 2014. As a result of this their paper has been selected for publication in the Vienna Yearbook of Art History 2015.

This is great news for both Annabel and Sara, as it means there can disseminate the research to a wider, European audience and furthering the reach of their project.

The conference was attended by academics from across Europe and the United States; the conference ran for three days, in three languages. Annabel and Sara’s paper focused on the contemporary culture of commissioning scholars’ monuments in Britain’s old and new Universities and drew extensively on the qualitative research undertaken during Sara’s stint as a Researcher in Residence at the RP. The paper prompted lively discussion and a great deal of interest in the Creativeworks London project.

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Creativeworks London is one of four Knowledge Exchange Hubs for the Creative Economy funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to develop strategic partnerships with creative businesses and cultural organisations, to strengthen and diversify their collaborative research activities and increase the number of arts and humanities researchers actively engaged in research-based knowledge exchange.