SCOTTISH TEXTILE ARCHIVES - design research (2011-2013)
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    STA(R) - The Scottish Textile Archive project (2011-12) This is an edited highlight of a 2 year investigation into Scottish textile archives whi… Read More
    STA(R) - The Scottish Textile Archive project (2011-12) This is an edited highlight of a 2 year investigation into Scottish textile archives which culminated in a project funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council 'Digital Transformation' call, in collaboration Robert Gordon University. http://www.rgu.ac.uk/research/research-institutes/institute-for-innovation-design-and-sustainability-research/themes/digital-technologies/knowledge-based-systems/ahrc-star In partnership with the IDEAS research institute and the IMAGES research institute at Robert Gordon University this project looks at how heritage and the archives of the industry can be used more effectively. The project aims to research and develop a smart, living archive system for the textile industry. It was awarded £30k AHRC funding - selected as an AHRC case study project - to develop a small demonstrator model (commenced February 2012) in partnership with Johnstons of Elgin, that follows on from a seed funded scoping study (commenced April 2011) with 7 industry partners. This research area provides synergy with industry and economic & political agendas, but also real scope for commercialisation – not only within the textiles industry, but other sectors with an established ‘legacy’ story e.g. oil & gas, tourism. It’s also possible that the service design aspects of its investigation/delivery could grow to become cross-sector public engagement or other CPD projects. Read Less
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The final report submitted on the conclusion of the AHRC funded stage of the project - which investigated and test a demonstrator model of a smart, living archive system. In partnership with Robert Gordon University, and Johnstons of Elgin.