I know I’ve been really quiet on the blog recently, but rest assured I have been working away behind the scenes. One of my big pieces of work at the end of last year was the creation of our 2016 Access Plan. The Access Plan will become an annual piece of work, letting you know … Continue reading A great start to 2016!
The time has come to reflect and officially bring to a close the York: Gateway to History project. It has been an incredible two years and we at Explore have come together as one Library and Archive service. My role on the project is also coming to an end this week and I can't believe … Continue reading Farewell from your Community Collections & Outreach Archivist
The time has come for me to leave Explore so I thought I’d share a few of my favourite memories with you from the last 7 months. And what an incredible 7 months it’s been! I feel very privileged to have had the chance to work on the York: Gateway to History project- I’ve met … Continue reading Bye Everyone!
I’m afraid I’ve been reasonably quiet on the blog over the past month, but I’ve been working away on our Voices of the Archives campaign. And what an exciting project it’s been! It all started off with an idea to promote some of our community archive collections- but we didn’t want to show you the … Continue reading Introducing ‘Voices of the Archives’…
Those of you who follow us on Twitter and Facebook will know that we've been counting down the days to Christmas with an archive advent of different panels from our new public art installation. But if you don't follow us on social media then fear not! I'm going to highlight a few of my favourite … Continue reading York Panorama: A Few of my Favourite Panels!
It’s been an exciting week here at Explore York Libraries and Archives! On Friday night, it was our community celebration event to mark the end of our Heritage Lottery Funded York: Gateway to History project. Not only that, it was also the launch of our fabulous new public art installation! The piece was produced by … Continue reading Our Art Installation has Landed!!
The York: Gateway to History project has worked with so many different people to improve engagement with archives. One of the ways we have done this is through our partnership with York Learning, part of City of York Council. They provide a wide range of courses and opportunities ‘to support lifelong learning, develop people's skills … Continue reading Partnering with York Learning
Yep- it’s time for another one of these posts where I pick out some of our lovely community collections to show you again. This time, I’ve chosen to tell you about a collection that is very special to me, as it was the first-ever collection that I catalogued! It is the York Penitentiary Society collection … Continue reading Digging for gold in our community collections: Round Three!
There was a buzz of activity in Explore’s Archive Reading Room yesterday, as Sarah and I had the joys of filming a Gateway to Your Archives workshop. The outcome will be 3 films that will go onto Explore’s website in 2016, so that community groups can still get plenty of advice on how to store, … Continue reading Lights, Camera, Action!
Just like last week’s blog post, this post focuses on some individual items from our wonderful community archive collections (and yes, I am biased- but I hope you’ll soon see why I think they’re so wonderful!). Don't forget- you can click on any of the images in this post to see a larger version of … Continue reading Digging for gold in our community collections: Round Two!