Category Archives: cultural heritage

Archives Portal Europe builds firm foundations

On 8th June 2016 I attended the first Country Manager’s meeting of the newly formed Foundation of the Archives Portal Europe (APEF) at the National Archives of the Netherlands (Nationaal Archief). The Foundation has been formed on the basis of … Continue reading

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London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Archives: The Shakespeare Hut

Archives Hub feature for July 2016 A forgotten building that opened 100 years ago and which was a safe haven for nearly 100,000 First World War soldiers, is to be remembered at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine … Continue reading

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Federation of Worker Writers and Community Publishers Collection at the TUC Library (London Metropolitan University)

Archives Hub feature for May 2016 The Federation of Worker Writers and Community Publishers (FWWCP) was a network of community-based writing groups that stretched across the UK and, to a much lesser extent, Europe and the USA. Voluntary, community-run groups met … Continue reading

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Black Georgians: Phillis Wheatley

Archives Hub feature for January 2016 Founded in 1981, Black Cultural Archives’ mission is to collect, preserve and celebrate the heritage and history of Black people in Britain.  Black Cultural Archives have opened the UK’s first dedicated Black heritage centre in … Continue reading

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Archives of Nostell Priory and the Winn Family

Archives Hub feature for May 2015 The collection and cataloguing project In 2011 the West Yorkshire Archive Service [WYAS] held a public vote in each of its five districts to find out which collection was considered to be the ‘Treasure … Continue reading

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Europeana Tech 2015: focus on the journey

Last week I attended a very full and lively Europeana Tech conference. Here are some of the main initiatives and ideas I have taken away with me: Think in terms of improvement, not perfection Do the best you can with … Continue reading

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Kettle’s Yard Archive

Archives Hub feature for September 2014 Kettle’s Yard – A Way of Life Kettle’s Yard is a unique and special place.  It is so much more than a house, a museum or a gallery, and it invariably leaves a lasting … Continue reading

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A Spring in Your Step

Archives Hub feature for May 2014 The Archives Hub contains a range of material linked with dance – dancers, choreographers and teachers, schools and companies, ballet, contemporary and other styles of dance. This feature highlights some of these collections. Dancers … Continue reading

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We’re supporting EXPLORE YOUR ARCHIVE

Explore Your Archive, http://www.exploreyourarchive.org, developed by The Archives and Records Association (UK and Ireland) and The National Archives, is the biggest ever public awareness campaign by the archives sector of the UK and Ireland. From 16 November there will be … Continue reading

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Linking Cultural Heritage Data

Last week I attended a meeting at the British Museum to talk with some museum folk about ways forward with Linked Data. It was a follow up to a meeting I organised on Archives and Linked Data,  and it was … Continue reading

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