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William Speirs Bruce Archive in the National Museums Scotland Library

August marks the 150th birthday of naturalist and Antarctic explorer, William Speirs Bruce, who was born on 1 August, 1867. Part of the Bruce archive is held in the library collections of National Museums Scotland, with other Bruce archive collections … Continue reading

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The D’Oyly Carte Archive

Archives Hub feature for October 2016 The D’Oyly Carte Archive is one of the jewels in the crown of the V&A Theatre and Performance collections, and is one of the most significant archives in the world relating to the operas of … Continue reading

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The London to Istanbul European Highway

Browse descriptions on the Archives Hub relating to cars and motoring. Archives Hub feature for December 2015 The National Motor Museum Trust Motoring Archives The National Motor Museum Trust Motoring Archives contain approximately 300 collections, which relate to numerous aspects … Continue reading

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Exploring British Design at the Europeana AGM 2015

I’m just back from another enjoyable and useful Europeana Network Association event where I gave a four minute ‘Ignite Talk’ on our recently completed ‘Exploring British Design’ project that Pete and Jane worked on. As it was such a short … Continue reading

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The Wallace Collection Archives

Archives Hub feature for September 2015 In 1897 Lady Wallace died and bequeathed the contents of the ground and first floor of Hertford House, her art-filled London residence, to the nation. This included paintings by Rembrandt, Reynolds and Canaletto, the … 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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Arrive in Wonder, Leave in Wisdom!

Roll Up Roll Up for Open Cuture! I arrived at the Open Culture conference just in time to grab a cup of tea and dash along to hear Malcolm Howitt’s talk on Axiell. He focussed on Axiell Arena, software, a … Continue reading

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Museums neglecting needs of researchers?

A recent RIN report ‘Discovering Physical Objects’ looks at how researchers find out about collections of objects relevant to their research. The report relates to museum objects rather than archives, but as ever, the Archives Hub feel that its always … Continue reading

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How green are our online services?

The Museums Computer Group’s JISCmail list had an interesting thread yesterday discussing the environmental impact and sustainability of museums’ online services. Matthew Cock of the British Museum started it off with this question: I was thinking about how a museum … Continue reading

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Balancing access and profit in the cultural sector

A one-day conference (Connecting Culture and Commerce: Getting the Balance Right) at the National Gallery in London on Friday examined the ways in which cultural institutions can exploit their collections for commercial gain, while making them as widely accessible as … Continue reading

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