Chapter Contribution

Valuing Interdisciplinary Collaborative Research

Edited by Keri Facer & Kate Pahl

Chapter Four: Socialising Heritage / Socialising Legacy

How should heritage decisions be made?

UK Publication: April 2017

Policy Press, University of Bristol (ISBN: 978-1447331629)

USA Publication: June 2017

The University of Chicago Press Books (ISBN: 9781447331629)

Valuing Interdisciplinary Collaborative Research addresses this key challenge head-on. With a particular focus on research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences, contributors draw on nine contemporary case studies from fields as diverse as cultural anthropology and international development to explore the tensions that surround the evaluation and assessment of research both generally and in the context of more recent discussions of collaborative research. 

Museums of the New Age - Manchester Science Festival Performance

Original Soundtrack Composed by Jean-Philippe Calvin

Live Musical Performance - Conducted by the composer

28 October 2016 - 19.00

Museum of Science and Industry

Liverpool Road, Castlefield, Manchester, M3 4FP

Booking Required:

Museums of the New Age: Travel back in time to an era where image was everything and the sound of silence prevailed.  Museums of the New Age fuses rare silent film footage with a specially created score by acclaimed composer Jean-Philippe Calvin, performed live at the Museum of Science and Industry. The footage was last seen in 1928 and goes behind the scenes at four of Europe’s most prestigious science museums in London, Paris, Munich and Vienna. Highlights of the 30-minute film include exhibition building 1920s style, a sneak peek into staff offices and a time lapsed construction sequence of London’s Science Museum.


Original Soundtrack Composed by Jean-Philippe Calvin

Live Musical Performance - Conducted by the composer

02 October 2016 - 18.30

Science Museum - Exhibition Road, London

Book here : Museums of the New Age Ticket (free event but booking required)

On Sunday 2nd October, the Science Museum hosts the first public performance of a new musical score performed live accompanying a remarkable film showing the major science museums of Europe as they were in the 1920s. To bring the film to today’s audiences, we have commissioned a new score from the Science Museum’s first Composer in Residence, Jean-Philippe Calvin. The new music brings alive the film’s fascinating sequences that reveal the architecture, displays and individual facilities of the museums, from famous objects to interactive exhibits, and from workshop technicians to directors.

Supported by the Leverhulme Trust Artist in Residence Grant

There will also be the opportunity to experience the performance at the: Manchester Science Festival on 28th October



Acoustics on Display: Exhibiting Museums' Sound Collections and History

19 July 2016 - 16.00

Workshop Session:  Jean-Philippe Calvin & Tim Boon 

'Writing the Score for the film Museums of the New Age'

165 Queens Gate, London SW7 5HD


20 May 2016

Kings Place London



14 May 2016 - 16.00 (Newton, Massachusetts USA)

Sechs Bagatellen | György Ligeti (1923-2006)

Quintet op.52 | Theodor Blumer (1881-1664)

Kleztet | Jean-Philippe Calvin (1974)

Quintette No. 2 | Jean Francaix (1912-1997)

Quintet Op.2 No.3 | Henri Brod (1799-1839)

Science Museum London - DANA Research Centre & Library Inaugural Lecture

31 March 2016 - 14.00

Museums of the New Age - Music, Technology and Science

by Prof Jean-Philippe Calvin

Dana Research Centre and Library - Science Museum

165 Queens Gate, London SW7 5HD

Puppetry Department Workshop Performance

The Lion & The Gnat (composed by Jean-Philippe Calvin)

Thursday 17 March 2016 - 18.30

RCSSD, Eton Avenue, London NW3 3HY

Directed by: Cariad Astles

Divas & Scholars Opera Lectures

History of Romantic Opera

by Prof Jean-Philippe Calvin

03 March 2016 | 18.30 - 20.30

15 Markham Sq. London SW3 4UY

Followed by champagne and canapé reception

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