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Queen Mary, University of London



Reference code(s): GB 0370 PPP

Held at: Queen Mary, University of London


Date(s): 2008

Level of description: Collection (fonds)

Extent: 12 boxes

Name of creator(s): People's Palace Projects


Administrative/Biographical history:

Created by People's Palace Projects (PPP). The founder and artistic director of PPP is Paul Heritage, Professor of Drama and Performance. People's Palace Projects (PPP) is an independent arts charity, founded in 1996, that advances the practice and understanding of art for social justice. It is a regularly funded organisation (RFO) of Arts Council England and is based at Queen Mary, University of London.

Interested in exploring the ways in which the arts can respond to urgent social crises, Paul Heritage's vision for People's Palace Projects was supported by Queen Mary University of London and the organisation was incorporated as a charity in 1998. People's Palace Projects has had an international focus from its inception, with our first project journeying to Burkina Faso, West Africa. This initial project marked the beginning of the process that still forms the basis of PPP's work, both in the UK and beyond. The People's Palace Projects has spent the last fifteen years creating and debating art that makes a difference to people's lives. From London to Brazil, Liverpool to Azerbaijan, creative projects and cultural exchange programmes have sought out contexts where art matters most and worked with those for whom art makes a difference in their lives.


Scope and content/abstract:

Selected documentation, including reports, photographs, film (DVD and VHS), books and ephemera, from various projects. Including the Staging Human Rights and Changing the Scene projects, amongst others. Mainly English, some Portuguese.


Language/scripts of material: Mainly English, some Portuguese.

System of arrangement:

Grouped together by project

Conditions governing access:

No restrictions on access to papers but access to films needs to be discussed in advance with the Archivist.

Open. The Archives are available for access in the Archives Reading Room located on the 2nd Floor of the Mile End Library. The Archives Reading Room is open Mondays to Fridays 9am-4pm by appointment only. Contact the Archives for more information: Archives, Main Library QMUL, 328 Mile End Rd, London E1 4NS, telephone: 020 7882 3873, email: For more information about the Archives see the website:

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright retained by People's Palace Projects and Paul Heritage. Contact PPP for permission to reproduce any material from the collection. PPP have granted permission for users to order photocopies, scans and take pictures of material using their own cameras, providing this is for private research purposes only. All other copies for reproduction/publication should contact PPP first.

Applications for copies for research or publication should be made to the Archivist: Main Library QMUL, 328 Mile End Rd, London E1 4NS, telephone: 020 7882 7873, email:

Physical characteristics:

Includes DVDs and VHS

Finding aids:

Box list document in each box

Detailed catalogue


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Retained in situ at PPP offices until July 2013 when transferred to the Archives.



Archivist's note: Complied by Nicola Wood

Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: Jun 2015

Cultural organizations | Cultural administration
Human rights

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People's Palace Projects