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Hindu images, Chennai, India

Shilpi at work, SwamimalaiWelcome to the website of the Creativity and Innovation in a World of Movement (CIM) research project.

CIM analyses how globalising forces may stimulate or hamper forms of cultural production through an examination of creative practices across Europe, South Asia, West Africa, Australia, South America and the Caribbean.

Involving anthropologists and art historians, the project explores notions of creativity and modes of dynamic improvisation among professional gallery artists, roadside artists, and producers of popular religious images, as well as curators, project leaders, and others in cultural centres, museums and religious sites.

Homepage Image Here you will find further details about us and about our individual research findings

Drawing on our research, we have put together CIM:Resource, which explores the lives of objects, their makers, and users.

CIM holds and participates in a number of events.

Its members have also established a postgraduateĀ forum on objects and emotions at Queen's University, Belfast. 

CIM is funded by the Humanities in the European Research Area Joint Research Programme (HERA JRP).