IPUP has developed a range of consultancies across the cultural and creative industries, for international, national, and regional organizations. To contact IPUP about consultancy projects, please email Helen Weinstein at email@example.com with a very brief request or outline of the project and your contact details. If you need immediate input from IPUP for news items, please call Helen Weinstein directly on 07974-827-753.
Helen Weinstein has recently been appointed to the BBC Editorial Advisory Board. She is the consultant for a range of Radio and TV series, Web and App products, and has utilized these networks to develop media events at IPUP with speakers including Dan Snow, Simon Schama, Andrew Caspari, and Michael Wood. IPUP’s own intern students have also worked on a range of media products via our intern placements scheme; these have included working with Dan Snow's company Full Blown Media on a range of TV and Web projects, on the BBC's 'Brick by Brick: Rebuilding the Past', 'Balderdash and Piffle' and 'Empire of the Seas: How the Navy Forged the Modern World', on the National Geographic Film, 'Stonehenge Decoded', and on Nutopia’s award-winning series 'The History of America in 24 Hours'. Helen Weinstein has recently been appointed to the BBC Editorial Advisory Board.
IPUP has partnered in producing events and projects with English Heritage, the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Cultural Olympiad, the British Museum, and the Diversity in Heritage Group. In 2009/2010, Helen Weinstein was Co-Chair for the London Mayor's Heritage Diversity Task Force reporting on best practice for 'Diversifying Audiences' across London Museums, Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Parks and Gardens.
Recommendations that have been implemented following the Mayor's Commission included the foundation of an ambitious network for practitioners, the Diversity in Heritage Group (DHG), and IPUP is playing a major research support role with this new network. In 2011 to 2013, in partnership with the DHG, and with research collaboration and funding from the British Museum, IPUP is jointly running a series of public events to discuss with policy makers and heritage practitioners how to effectively use research to underpin best practice for public participation across the cultural sectors.
IPUP has developed methodologies for understanding how audiences participate with the past, and specifically how audiences engage with museum, gallery, heritage, and media products (see 1807 Commemorated). Further projects and products have been developed with museums and heritage partners which have been aimed at attracting new audiences to sites: our Five Sisters film, for example, and a new commission to make a documentary about the Anthony Shaw Collection. In addition, from 2011 to 2013, IPUP is working in partnership with The Science Museum, London, on a project which examines how best to attract wider audiences to the history of science and technology. In partnership, IPUP and the Science Museum won major research network funding from the AHRC to run a series of workshops with practitioners, academics, and the public that address these issues. (see Public Engagement with the History of Science)
Web, film, sound and mobile app products can be commissioned from IPUP. We work in partnership with the media production company historyworks and have made a range of films, including a documentary with the film-makers Michael Winterbottom and Andrew Eaton about their work (see the Reenactment project), and a film project that explores how the past is presented on television in the twenty-first century featuring interviews with Simon Schama, Dan Snow, Martin Davidson, Alex Graham, and other key figures behind history in the media. (see documentary shorts.)
Working in partnership with the media production company historyworks, Helen Weinstein and Jon Calver have recently recorded and produced a sound and photographic installation for York Minster called ‘Minster Voices’ which tells the story of those who clean, fix, and renovate the building. IPUP is also currently developing a series of history trail mobile apps presenting Roman, Viking, Medieval, Georgian and 20th century subjects. These history trail apps include audio and photography features; the first of these has already been launched as 'The York Jewish History' App.