Our reputation as ‘good to do business with’ has evolved through joint ventures that embed our heritage expertise within commercial activity, resulting in successful and sustained partnerships with organisations of all levels and interests, the most prominent of which include:

National Trust

Our partnership with the National Trust is well established and long standing. Our collaborations include academic co-ventures; creative media production; funding co-applications for asset management and preservation; execution of fundraising concerts and festivals; community projects to rebuild Devon’s heritage infrastructure; and hosting National Trust events and discussions.

Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM)

Our links with the RAMM go back to the early twentieth century, and demonstrate our joint success in achieving sustainable impact. Our co-ventures comprise exhibitions and research, including digital collections projects in collaboration with our Digital Humanities facilities and the development of an interactive web app; funding-bid support; the use of artefacts to unlock the secrets of Exeter’s past and the origins of RAMM; REACT project, ‘Great Places’, designed to enhance the presence of arts and heritage in Exeter; collaborative PhD students.

Exeter Cathedral

Beyond our ecclesiastical and musical associations, our academics have collaborated with Exeter Cathedral on a variety of projects designed to uncover histories, preserve artefacts and encourage local projects, including ‘On Common Ground’, involving a series of University-hosted talks on science and faith, and the exploration and analysis of The Exeter Book, recognised by UNESCO as one of the ‘world’s principal cultural artefacts’.

Cornwall Museum Partnership

Our partnership with the Cornwall Museum Partnership – a charity that exists to help museums in Cornwall thrive – has been strengthened through the signing of a Collaborative Working Agreement, which establishes a framework for cooperation and a strategic relationship committed to promoting and furthering research, education, skills and employability and economic development in the county.