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University of Leeds – Exhibition drew on University’s First World War archive for inspiration

An exhibition at the University of Leeds demonstrated the First World War’s continuing influence on 21st century creativity. Visual artist Juliet MacDonald had spent months working with material in the University’s unrivalled Liddle Collection of letters, photos and memorabilia relating to the First World War. As part of [...]

2019-10-08T15:46:38+01:00June 25th, 2015|UDC Article|Comments Off on University of Leeds – Exhibition drew on University’s First World War archive for inspiration

Encouraging schools to engage with archives

This workshop took place at the DCDC14 Conference and was delivered by Sarah Price, Head of Heritage Collections Engagement Team at Durham University Library. One of the greatest challenges in encouraging users to discover and use archives is that people come to it relatively late in life, [...]

2015-03-27T11:17:02+00:00March 27th, 2015|UDC Article|Comments Off on Encouraging schools to engage with archives

Out of context: bringing a manuscript collection to a broader audience

In 2012, a partnership between the University of Birmingham’s Cadbury Research Library and Birmingham Museums Trust developed into an exhibition on calligraphy in Arabic script. Of the 33,000 visitors over 12 weeks, an in-gallery survey suggested that around 60% identified as Muslim including around 20% who were [...]

2015-02-26T14:25:50+00:00February 25th, 2015|UDC Article|Comments Off on Out of context: bringing a manuscript collection to a broader audience

Melbourne University students somewhere in France

The University of Melbourne Archives (UMA) is one of the largest non-government collecting archives in Australia. In 2012 we began a teaching and student engagement programme which sought to bring our collections into the classroom and support the University of Melbourne’s research and teaching goals. Since the [...]

2015-02-10T14:26:13+00:00February 9th, 2015|UDC Article|Comments Off on Melbourne University students somewhere in France