With the festive season approaching, read about the history of Christmas carols with this Trusted Source article by Matthew Salisbury, Lecturer in Music.
Trusted Source: Knowledge Transfer Partnership
Helping you understand the big ideas behind our special places...
The National Trust and Oxford University have teamed up in a bid to enhance the visitor experience at our historic properties and places.
Trusted Source is an online knowledge bank of concise, engaging and accessible articles about history, culture and the natural environment, written by members of the academic community and our own specialists. The resulting articles explore a range of subjects from different perspectives, therefore offering visitors a spectrum of insights into our diverse portfolio of properties, places and collections.
These articles will be shared throughout the National Trust to be used in staff and volunteer induction training, by room guides in houses, for interpretation at our places and in guidebooks. They are also on the internet for everyone to access.
What are Knowledge Transfer Partnerships?
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) are part-government funded programmes intended to help spread knowledge from the academic world more widely to public bodies and the business sector. KTPs are most frequently employed within the science and technology industries, and this is the first time that such a project has been awarded to the Humanities Division at Oxford and the National Trust.
" We want to tell the stories of the collections and properties in our care in an engaging, accurate and inspiring way. Using the latest academic research, Trusted Source is helping us enhance the experience we give our members and visitors, uncover new information and deepen our understanding of the heritage in our care."
Over two years this project will establish a clear methodology for sharing knowledge between these two leading organisations which we hope will have a significant and lasting impact upon the work of both.
In doing so, we will establish a blueprint for collaboration that can be adopted by other academic institutions and heritage organisations across the UK, thereby encouraging further stories about places to be told and enriched through research.
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Why do we sing Christmas carols?
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