A Year in Archives 2019 launched
We are pleased to announce that A Year in Archives 2019 is now available online. The publication brings together stories from organisations across the country to celebrate the exciting, creative work of archives. This year, projects on the publication’s poster include the opening of a new archive centre and an exhibition of historic moments recreated with Lego.
Jeff James, Chief Executive at The National Archives and Historical Manuscripts Commissioner, yesterday said:
“In this 150th anniversary year of the Historical Manuscripts Commission, I’ve had the pleasure of visiting a broad range of archive services across the UK. I have seen first-hand how hard archives are working to sustain services, preserve collections and find different ways to engage new and existing audiences.”
Reflecting the Archives Unlocked strategic vision, A Year in Archives 2019 also features six case studies based on the themes of trust, enrichment, openness, digital, resilience and impact. The ‘trust’ case study highlights how the MIRRA project has been exploring the creation, preservation and use of child social care records. To represent ‘openness’, the Transport for London (TfL) Corporate Archives were chosen for turning hundreds of staff letters from the First World War into audio recordings by present-day colleagues. These recordings were shared online, making them available to a much wider audience, including people with visual impairments.
We would love to hear your feedback about A Year in Archives 2019. To share examples of how you have used the publication, please email Archive Sector Development.
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