The Research Studio is for curiosity and conversation

This means that it’s not like the usual museum space – think of it as an experiment the museums and the wider university community are doing together.

We don’t have a long guidelines document setting out what will and won’t happen in here. Each year, we will set out a manifesto for the space, and anyone can propose any use of the space that is within that.

Typically, a Research Studio Residency will be around a month long, but that’s flexible depending on what you are planning to do.

Together we will try things out, spark ideas and conversations, learn together, and rethink what kinds of things happen in museum spaces.

MANIFESTO 2020

IT IS FOR…

  • Ideas, creativity and making
  • Prototyping and taking risks
  • Research in public or with visitors
  • Talking and listening
  • Anyone who would like to come in
  • Open door

IT IS NOT FOR…

  • Meetings
  • Displaying conference-type posters
  • Credit-bearing teaching
  • Invitation-only events
  • Closed doors

PRACTICALITIES

More than two months in advance, we will prioritise Residencies of more than three weeks, or events which connect to and complement the Museums’ exhibition and programming themes. But we want the Research Studio to be busy and welcome any and all ideas, at any time.

Once a Research Studio Residency or event is confirmed, the Museums team will work with you to plan and market it, and to confirm budget, funding sources (since the core budget for this space is very modest), and other details.

INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING?

Please download our Note of interest form.