SSN for Islamic Art and Material Culture - Year 3 Specialist Support Scheme

We particularly welcome applications that reflect collaborations between curatorial and engagement / learning staff. This reflects the SSN's own emphasis on both identifying and understanding objects but also establishing their wider potential for engaging new audiences.
Please note the deadline for applications is: 5pm Monday 7th August 2017

* 1. You and Your Organisation:
Your name and job title, your institutions full postal address, your work email address, your work phone number, your institutions accreditation number (where relevant)

* 2. Approximately how many objects in total are cared for by your institution? Of those do you have an idea of how many of those objects might be classed as Islamic Art or Material Culture? (Please include contemporary art inspired by the Middle East and South Asia). Is there any additional material that might be classed as Islamic Art or Material Culture but which you are unsure about? If you completed the SSN's mapping project survey in 2014, please state this in your response below, there is no need to answer in full. 

* 3. If possible, summarise what material type predominates amongst the Islamic Art and Material Culture collection (e.g. ceramics, metalwork) and where possible indicate date and production location. If you completed the SSN's mapping project survey in 2014, please state this in your response below, there is no need to answer in full.

* 4. Has anyone with specialist knowledge of Islamic Art and Material Culture looked at your collection before? If so when was this? Where possible please identify who this was and which area they covered. If you completed the SSN's mapping project survey in 2014, please state this in your response below, there is no need to answer in full.

* 5. How is your collection of Islamic Art and Material Culture currently used? Has this use changed in the last five to ten years? E.g. is it, or has it been, part of an on-line or physical display? If you completed the SSN's mapping project survey in 2014, please state this in your response below, there is no need to answer in full.

* 6. Why is this opportunity to develop this area of your collection of interest to you and your organisation? (200 words maximum)

* 7. Why do you need help from this scheme? What impact would it have? e.g. in terms of understanding the collection, audiences or display (200 words maximum)

* 8. To help us team you up with the right support, is there an area of your Islamic Art and Material Culture collection or related outreach work that you need particular help with? Do you already have any ideas for a project output?

* 9. As one of the newest SSNs in the country, we are keen to continue developing our network. We'd like to hear your thoughts on how the SSN's events and expertise would be most useful to your organisation in future. (200 words maximum)

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