Collaborative Doctoral Award

Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDAs) are projects co-designed, and jointly supervised, between a Midlands4Cities university and an external partner organisation. CDAs offer diverse and unique research projects that support the work of the partner organisation. Studentships are four years for full-time study.

Starting in October 2023 Birmingham City University will be working in collaboration with The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust.

Information can also be found via M4C's Find a Project page.

Historic drawing of iron vases

Common printed things: intersections of art and industry, the Coalbrookdale Collection, 1850–1930

Working with the Coalbrookdale Company Collection at Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, this project examines the role of printed publicity in the promotion of manufactured goods in order to understand the link between printing and manufacturing in the Midlands, between graphic and material production, between art and industry.
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