Join some of the country’s leading academics to discuss how sport, photography and broadcast interrelate.
Explore the exhibition, display and outputs of the sporting past as captured through photography and broadcast TV. There will also be a number of workshops to provide practical skills and knowledge for the conservation and access of these collections.
Drawing together information and case studies which focus on two interlinked and hugely exciting themes, this event will:
- Provide delegates with practical advice and guidance about how to look after and provide access to collections
- Offer hands-on opportunities
- Provide information about our regional networks and how to get involved
- Provide in-depth case studies which demonstrate the role and value of sporting heritage, photography and TV
There will also be time to network with other attendees and explore the museum.
This academic conference will be relevant for anyone interested in this field of work, including professionals and volunteers within museums, academia, the sports sector, policy and funding.
Delegate fees are £60 per day or £100 for the full conference. Buy your tickets online now.
Tuesday 28 November
09.30–10.00 Registration and exhibition stands
10.00 Welcome and Introduction, Dr Justine Reilly, Director, Sporting Heritage CIC
10.20 Sport and Broadcast Exhibition, Elinor Groom, National Science and Media Museum
10.40 Sporting Art, Dr Mike O’Mahony, University of Bristol
11.00 Break and networking
11.20 Playmakers: Celebrating Wakefield’s Sport’s Manufacturing History, Steph Webb, Assistant Curator and Documentation Officer and John Whitaker, Curator, Wakefield Museums
11.40 Maximising the Benefits of Scotland’s Sports Heritage, Dr Hugh D. MacLennan, Sports Heritage Scotland
12.00 Claret and Amber in Black and White, Ian Beesley, Artist in Residence, Bradford Institute for Health
12.40–13.40 Lunch and networking plus 30-minute workshops (Working with photography and broadcast collections)
13.40 On Air: Wimbledon and the BBC, 1927–2017, Anna Spender, Collections Manager, Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum
14.00 Creating a Sporting Heritage Documentary: ‘Shankly: Nature’s Fire’, Mike Todd, Riverhorse Productions
14.20 The Beautiful Frame: Curating TV Sport Animation, Professor Paul Wells, Director, Animation Academy Curating Television Animation
14.40 Podcasting and Sporting Heritage, Russell Todd, Consultant and Podcaster and Essex Havard, Consultant
15.00 Coffee, Q&A
15.30–16.00 Venue tour and networking
Wednesday 29 November
09.15–09.30 Arrival and coffee
09.30 Welcome and Introduction, Dr Justine Reilly, Director, Sporting Heritage CIC
09.40 The Photography Network, Paul Hermann, founder of The Photographic Collections Network and director of Redeye
10.00 Unlocking the Hidden History of Women’s Football, Belinda Monkhouse, Collections Officer, National Football Museum
10.20 Issues and Challenges of Television Sport Heritage, Professor Richard Haynes, University of Stirling
10.40 The Performance of Sports Commentary: Post-dramatic theatre as a model to examine the performance of the sports commentator, Dr Pete Philips, Senior Lecturer in Theatre, University of Chichester
11.30 The Challenges of Film and Photography at Lords Cricket Ground, Clare Skinner, Filming and Photography Manager, Middlesex Cricket Club
11.50 Crowd Sourcing: Using Spectator Photographs, Dr Chris Stride, University of Sheffield
12.10 Motor Sport through a Lens: Movement, Speed and Stasis, Professor Jean Williams, University of Wolverhampton
13.00–14.00 Lunch and networking plus 30-minute workshops (How to better protect photography collections; Working with TV collections)
14.00 Sporting Heritage Research Programme: Introduction, Dr Justine Reilly
14.10 Cultural Organisations and HEIs Working Together to Research, Professor Tony Collins
14.40–15.10 Second Year Student Presentations: Cricket and Community, Amerdeep Panesar; Competitive Women's Rowing in Britain Since 1945, Lisa Taylor
15.10–15.30 First Year Student Presentations: Women in a Man's World: A Study of Women Working in Leadership Positions in Men’s Professional Football in England, Amee Gill: Women in British Rugby Union: A Social and Cultural History, c.1880–2016, Lydia Furse; The National Football Museum as a Cultural Institution, Amy Healey; An Oral History of Women’s Hockey, Dalvir Uppal
15.30 Coffee, Q&A and closing remarks
16.00 Conference close
This conference is a part of the Sporting Heritage CIC interactive programme which celebrates the UK’s sporting heritage and works specifically to support the collection, preservation, access, and research of sporting heritage in the UK. In partnership with the National Football Museum and funded by the Arts Council England, Sporting Heritage CIC are establishing and developing regional networks to continue the ongoing mapping of the nation’s sporting collections.