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The Children's Lives project, led by Professor Ian Grosvenor, has been added as a case study to the National co-ordinating centre for public engagement (NCCPE) website. The NCCPE supports universities to increase the quality and impact of their public engagement activities.

The Children's Lives project was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and it was the first ever major exhibition in the city on childhood, which used the Birmingham collections (from Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, and Birmingham Archives and Heritage) to explore the different ways people have thought about childhood as a stage of life, the relationships of children with their families and peers, the experiences of children in school, at work and at the hands of various welfare institutions, and the ways in which children have imagined the world.

Find out more about the work of the national co-ordinating centre for public engagement