Heritage Futures

Profusion is a theme of the Heritage Futures 4-year research project (2015–2019) funded by a UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Large Grant and supported additionally by its host universities and partner organisations. The Heritage Futures project is carrying out ambitious interdisciplinary research to explore the potential for innovation and creative exchange across a broad range of heritage and related fields, in partnership with a number of academic and non-academic institutions and interest groups. The Profusion theme (based at the University of York and directed by Sharon Macdonald) focuses on the question of how museums and people in their homes decide what to keep in the face of mass production and consumption.

Project website: heritage-futures.org