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Boylan, P - Category : C

RA5c - Category C staff circumstances:

Boylan is a former Head of Department. He retired in August 2004 but continues, as Professor Emeritus, to contribute to research supervision, teaching and its provision of resources including the online Cultural Policy and Management Information service.As one of the world’s leading academics in the field of cultural protection in times of armed conflict, Boylan continues to undertake international and government-level training, briefing and advisory work. He maintains his interest in researching and publishing actively on these issues, involving the department's staff. One example is the editorship and shared-authorship (with Vicky Woollard – see RA2 Woollard) of two training manuals for the UN’s Iraq Reconstruction Programme,Running A Museum (2005 – English & Arabic editions, and 2006 – French edition) and the Trainer’s Manual to Running a Museum.At the time of writing, Boylan was supervising four PhD students, and working on an application to AHRC (Research Networks Scheme) with one of those students (Bounhiss). This proposes establishing an international research network to discuss interdisciplinary research methods used in the examination of intangible cultural heritage.

RA2 - Research outputs:

Number of outputs: 4

Output number: 1 of 4

Title A Revolution in Museum Management requires a Revolution in Museum Professional Training
Output type: Chapter in book
Editors: Huang, K-N
Book title: Museum Professionalism: Forum of Museum Directors, 2001
Publisher: Taipei: National Museum of History
Year of publication: 2002
Pagination: 157-198
ISBN: 957-01-0139-9
Other relevant details: Peer reviewed. This paper is a synthesis of more than five years' research on trends in museum and heritage organisations and management worldwide. The professional education and training implications of the major changes are identified. International conference presentations on this work (during progress) included those for the University of Seville (Training in Cultural Management for the new Century, 2001), National Museums Institute New Delhi (The implications of current moves towards the globalisation of standards for university-level qualifications, 2002), and the Taipei International Forum of Museum Directors (the present paper, 2002). This is one of the two major working papers that are being used to update the latest edition of the UNESCO-International Council of Museums Basic Syllabus for Museum Professional Training, now Curricula Guidelines for Professional Museum Development.

Output number: 2 of 4

Title Current Trends in Governance and Management of Museums in Europe
Output type: Chapter in book
Editors: Grenoways, HW
Book title: Museum Philosophy for the Twenty-First Century
Publisher: Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press
Year of publication: 2006
Pagination: 201-219
ISBN: 0-7591-0754-8
Other relevant details: Peer reviewed. The book is a major review by 20 leading international academics and professionals in the field seeking to forecast and establish the philosophical basis of museums in the contemporary world. This chapter summarises the author's contributions over the period 2002 - 2005 to two major international research studies: Modes de Gestion des Sites Culturels en Europe: Rapport Final Paris: Option Culture for Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, Agence française de l’Ingénierie touristique of French Government (2003), and International Study of Trust-type Heritage Structures (Dublin: INDECON Consultancy for Irish Government, 2004). These involved Boylan working with six other European academics within the Option Culture consultancy, Paris, for the French Government, and with four Irish academics within the INDECON consultancy, Dublin, for the Irish government. Boylan was entirely responsible for the United Kingdom research and analysis in the French Government study, for contributing to the development of methodology more generally, and for reporting on current practice and recent governance trends over a total of 14 countries of different sizes and traditions, for the Irish study. The research shows that far-reaching changes are taking place almost everywhere within government and wider national and regional policy and legislation relating to museums, art galleries and the cultural heritage, including decentralisation of policy and management, "de-statiation" and full privatisation. In this chapter of Museum Philosophy for the 21st Century the findings across these two studies are analysed and the implications of current trends are discussed in relation to museum governance and management. A favourable mention of Boylan’s chapter was specifically made in a Museums Journal review.

Output number: 3 of 4

Title The Concept of Cultural Protection in Times of Armed Conflict: From the Crusades to the New Millennium
Output type: Chapter in book
Editors: Tubb, KB and Brodie, N
Book title: Illicit Antiquities
Publisher: London: Routledge
Year of publication: 2001
Pagination: 43-108
ISBN: 0-415-23388-7
Other relevant details: Peer reviewed. Since the large-scale destruction of important cultural property in the conflicts in ex-Yugoslavia in the 1990s there has been a renewed interest in the role of international law in protecting culture in times of war. This chapter is part of the author's wider work for UNESCO in researching, developing, drafting and now implementing a major new international treaty on this, the Hague Convention Second Protocol of 1999, which came into force in 2004. This chapter is the most comprehensive and definitive history available in both the legal or cultural literature of the many attempts to provide international legal protection for the heritage in times of war, beginning with the Fourth Crusade in 1204 and ending with the signing of the Second Protocol in 1999. The publication of the chapter has led to invitations to lecture on the findings at more than a dozen important intergovernmental and other international conferences and seminars, including those of UNESCO and the International Committee of the Red Cross in Warsaw and Phnom Pehn in 2004 and in Buenos Aires and Amman in 2005, as well as at the International Federation of Libraries at The Hague in 2002, the British Library and the University College London in 2003, the International Council of Museums in Seoul in 2004, the Royal United Services Institute and at the London University Institute for Advanced Studies in Law both in 2006. Continuing international interest has been demonstrated by invited lectures at University of Chicago Law School, IULM, Milan, and the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, all in 2007.
English abstract: IN THE 1990S

Output number: 4 of 4

Title Museums and Collections in Relation to the Heritage of the University
Output type: Chapter in book
Editors: Sanz, N and Bergan, S
Book title: The Heritage of European Universities
Publisher: Strasbourg: Council of Europe
Year of publication: 2002
Pagination: 65-73
ISBN: 92-871-4960-7
Other relevant details: Peer reviewed. See also French edition, La patrimoine des universitées européennes (ISBN 13-978-871-4960-2). The author was one of three specialist advisers to the Council of Europe's Heritage of European Universities project, 2001 - 2005, which resulted in the 7 December 2005 Recommendation of the Council's Committee of Ministers to Member States on the Governance and Management of University Heritage: Rec(2005)13E / 07, with supporting Guidelines for both member states and universities. This chapter was one of the major research papers for this project for the Council of Europe research study The Heritage of European Universities (1999 - 2003). The paper was initially presented at its conference of university rectors and experts at the University of Bologna in 2002, and examines as part of the overall Heritage of European Universities project the history, current state and future prospects and needs of Europe's very rich heritage of university museums and special collections. Continuing interest has led to a number of international conference and seminar invitations to lecture on the research, most recently at the University of Vienna in August 2007.