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Unlocking Our Sound Heritage

We are seeking an external evaluator for this project. If you are interested in this opportunity, click click here to view the brief. Deadline: 14th August 2020.

The Unlocking Our Sound Heritage (UOSH) project aims to preserve and provide access to as much as possible of the nation’s rare and unique sound recordings. It is a partnership led by the British Library, with funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund which involves ten regional hubs across the UK. The Midlands Hub for the project is based at the University of Leicester and is preserving sound recordings from across the Midlands. They have commissioned the Participation Team to create sound resources for use in reminiscence work especially focussing on people with dementia.

WE ARE SEEKING AN EXTERNAL EVALUATOR FOR THIS PROJECT. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THIS OPPORTUNITY, please CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE BRIEF. DEADLINE: 14TH AUGUST 2020. 

Our mission

Our project aims to bring the medium of sound to the forefront of the heritage agenda. We plan to raise the profile of its power in reminiscence work, expand the range of communities who have access to its potential, involve diverse communities in our resource creation and design, explore meaningful new archive material and develop a legacy for use and replication nationwide.

What will the resource look like?

At this stage we have no idea what the resources will look like, how they will be accessed or what particular sounds will be used. That’s the beauty of this opportunity for discovery! We do know that our themes will replicate those from our award winning Memory Plus project; Seaside and holidays, Childhood, Work and Occupations, The Great Outdoors, Seasons, Royalty and Hollywood Glamour. One however is still to be chosen by the people who join us on this journey. Watch this space…

 

Want to get involved?

If you have dementia, care for someone with dementia or have an interest in dementia and would be happy to help shape this project we would be delighted to hear from you. Due to the impact of Covid-19, we are looking for participants who are digitally connected and happy to speak on the phone.

Please contact Esther.shaw@leics.gov.uk if you would like us to get in touch with you.

Please note: our Fair Processing Notice for this project can be found by clicking here