Partnerships

Our unique approach to the creation of both digital and traditional interpretation, from development of strategy to onsite delivery and training, offers huge potential for our church, visitor attraction and educational organisation partners.

We combine high-quality academic research with cutting-edge digital techniques to create accessible, engaging materials that acknowledge the level of understanding and sensitivity required by the buildings with which we work.

See below for a list of our partnership projects.

2018 - ongoing

The parish church of Holy Trinity in the centre of Hull was at the heart of Hull's City of Culture year in 2017, which saw Hull reinvent itself and draw visitors from around the world. Holy Trinity's status was changed to that of a minster church as recognition of the growing role and importance of the church in the life of the city and region and the church. Our project is focused on the identification and care of their heritage collections and volunteer training and development.

Powick church
2018 - ongoing

The beautiful medieval church of Powick, just south of Worcester, has a surprisingly violent history! The nearby Powick Bridge has the distinction of being the site of both the first and last skirmishes of the English Civil War and the fields between the church and river were the site of fighting during the Battle of Worcester.

Our Lady Star of the Sea interior
2018 - ongoing

Our Lady Star of the Sea, part of the Roman Catholic diocese of East Anglia, is a late-Victorian church in the heart of the town of Lowestoft. We are working with them on their HLF-funded project to open up the heritage of this lovely and welcoming church to a wider public by introducing interpretation on tablets linked to content stored on a closed onsite server.

2013 and 2018

CSCC first worked with Coventry Cathedral in 2013 to develop a mobile device app for visitors, and has since delivered updated interpretation materials in 2018. Our relationship continues, now moving into the development of a complete Interpretation Strategy for the cathedral, and we are proud to maintain our partnership with one of the most interesting and unique cathedral buildings in Europe.

2015 - ongoing

Our long relationship with Lichfield Cathedral began in 2015 and has resulted in the production of a diverse range of interpretation. Topics of focus have ranged from the cathedral's stained glass to the Anglo-Saxon Lichfield gospels and the lost medieval shrine of St Chad, while the techniques we employed include interactive touchscreens, panoramic photography and mobile device apps.

2016

This collaboration centred around the beautiful Brougham Triptych - a 16th century carved wooden screen depicting the birth and Passion of Christ. Although visible in Carlisle Cathedral, the triptych's delicate nature dictates its present position out of reach behind iron railings. The project explored ways of using technology to bring the triptych's wonderful detail to public view.

2015 - 2017

A two-phase project that sought to help visitors explore and better understand the spiritual, architectural and historical gem that is Ely Cathedral. The partnership produced enhanced teaching resources, a mobile-device app and a set of interactive touchscreens that provide accessible routes in for visitors of all ages.

2012 - 2016

This three-year collaboration, running between 2012 and 2016, aimed to explore the many interesting, interweaving stories surrounding Worcester Cathedral. Interactive touchscreens and mobile device apps, alongside innovate examples of more traditional information-panel interpretation, helped visitors explore and better comprehend this wonderful building.

2013 & 2016

C&C maintains an ongoing relationship with Wakefield Cathedral, and has to date collaborated on two projects with this partner. Wakefield is a vibrant city with an equally vibrant history, much of which is reflected in its cathedral. Our two projects have provided opportunities for both visitors and locals to better contextualise the cathedral, the city and their combined history.

2014

An exploration of the medieval abbey church of Crowland, once part of a powerful and wealthy Benedictine monastery in the Lincolnshire Fens. The project sought to bring together archaeological and historical research to provide the basis for a series of digital 3D visualizations. These in turn formed an integral part of the Crowland Abbey Visitor Centre Project.