Forecasts for this Friday’s partial solar eclipse may be disappointingly cloudy, but did you know that you can still get your astronomy fix in the archives at York Explore? As you may have seen in a recent article by the York Press our Goodricke & Pigott astronomy collection (collection code: GPP; 1760-1815) is now available. … Continue reading Community Collections Spotlight: the Goodricke and Pigott astronomical archive
It's been a while since I blogged, but finally the fun part of the York: Gateway to History project has begun! Me and Sarah have been busy delivering the outreach projects we spent much of last year preparing for and it's been fantastic to meet lots of lovely people from community groups across York, as … Continue reading Opening up the Gateway to History!
With the dawn of a new year comes the start of our new archive service, which is now up and running at the beautifully refurbished York Explore. If you haven’t already popped in to have a peek at what’s new, then maybe our upcoming events are the perfect excuse to get acquainted! https://twitter.com/CityofYork/status/552150969937850368 Residents Weekend … Continue reading The Archives need You! Get involved with the city’s heritage at York Explore
Over the past few weeks, the Explore team has been busy at the main library preparing the archive for when we open on the 5th of January. Me, Georgie and Sarah have been getting stuck into the Community Collections by organising, cataloguing and re-boxing them so that they can be easily navigated and used by … Continue reading Our new Community Collections Pinterest board: The highlights so far…
Remember those Magic Eye pictures that were all the rage in the 90s? They were patterned images, that when stared at for long enough, revealed a hidden 3D shape. What about View-Masters where you looked through a pair of binocular like lenses at a reel of 3D images? … Continue reading Can You See in 3D? Stereographic Images of York
This week we launched our new First World War pop-up banners at the York Picture house to be displayed alongside the York Alternative History Group’s WW1 film season. Running until late November, our exhibition gives people a sneak peek into the York Explore archive collections and highlights documents relating to the impact the First World … Continue reading Exhibition extra! More local stories from the First World War in York
Hello! I’m Francesca - the new Community Collections Assistant working on the York: Gateway to History project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. For the next six months I will be working alongside Sarah (Community Collections and Outreach Archivist) where I will be making a start on cataloguing our community archive collections whilst also identifying … Continue reading An archaeologist in the archives