Cornerstone Heritage is the University of Plymouth's interdisciplinary cultural heritage research group. Through regular seminars and network events Cornerstone is a hub for researchers in different disciplines to exchange ideas and develop new projects. Members are drawn from architecture, design, digital media, geography, history, law, music, tourism, theatre and performance and underwater archaeology. Our work ranges from knowledge transfer projects with community and schools groups to the in-depth physical investigation of historic buildings, landscape surveys, oral history, criminal and legal history projects, site-related performances, cataloguing archive and library collections, historic building conservation, heritage strategy consultancy and the development of interpretation materials for historic sites including digital and new media platforms.
Cornerstone researchers have been involved with regional, national and international heritage projects for over ten years working with museums, galleries and historic sties ranging from the V&A to the Eden Project to Bodmin Jail and the town of Nantes, France. We are currently working on projects with a number partners including The Box (Plymouth City Museum and Gallery), South West Police Heritage Trust, National Trust, Cornish Mining World Heritage Site and Powderham Castle.