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
I’m sat in one of our branch libraries and a member of the public walks in; I ask, ‘What do you think York should remember?’ The member of the public replies, ‘O, well I’m not from York’ Probing further I ask, ‘How long have you lived here?’ ‘Around 30 years’ they answer, quickly followed by … Continue reading What makes you a Yorkie?
This year we’re pleased to announce that we’re taking archives and local history out across Explore's branch libraries in our first ever Archives Roadshow. We’re thrilled with our new archive service at Explore York but we know that for many of you, the local library is still the heart and soul of your community. That’s … Continue reading Coming soon to a library near you…
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
I've been quiet for a while on the blog, but we've had some fantastic posts from Francesca and Georgie, keeping us all entertained! Our new archive facility at York Explore Library will open on the 5th January, but how does this affect our branch libraries? I'm pleased to announce the launch of our latest pilot … Continue reading Something new is coming to Poppleton…
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
I realise I’ve been a bit quiet on the blog recently, but don’t worry – I’ve been working away behind the scenes. Over the last few weeks I’ve been spending a lot of my time pulling together the new autumn programme for the Mint Yard Lectures. The lectures offer members of the public the opportunity … Continue reading The new series of Mint Yard lectures is finally announced!
I’m thrilled to announce that we’re now recruiting for another new post as part of the ALH team, Education and Public Programmes Officer. The post is for 1 year (part time) and we’re looking for a creative, innovative person to develop and deliver our learning programme for primary and secondary schools, and families. I’m already … Continue reading Join us – Education and Public Programmes Officer
You’ve probably read in my previous blog posts that I’m currently planning archive training workshops for community groups across York. As I start bringing the content for these workshops together, here’s a sneak preview of what’s coming in 2015! The consultation process for the Gateway to History project revealed to us very early on that … Continue reading Gateway to Your Archives: A Sneak Preview!
A while ago I was invited to speak at a Liverpool University Centre for Archive Studies (LUCAS) event entitled “New Directions in Cataloguing”. The organisers were putting together a programme of speakers from new initiatives to explain what they were doing, and give an opportunity for archivists and archive students to discuss strengths, weaknesses and … Continue reading Speading the Word: The City Making History project goes to Liverpool