The Launch of the Sheffield Centre for Archival Practices

The Sheffield Centre for Archival Practices officially launched on the 27 May. The launch saw CAP host two events, each addressing the Centre’s aims and activities, fostering relationships with external partners and future collaborators.

Delegates discussing CAP's aims and objectives at our Launch Workshop.

Delegates discussing CAP’s aims and objectives at our Launch Workshop.

The day began with a launch workshop where we heard from Victoria Hoyle (Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past, University of York; and Explore York Archives and Libraries) and Nick Cass (Centre for Critical Studies in Museums, Galleries and Heritage, Leeds University).

Delegates discussing CAP's role at our Launch Workshop.

Delegates discussing CAP’s role at our Launch Workshop.

The workshop was followed by our ‘Archives Exchange’ Exhibition where we welcomed representatives from a wide range of GLAM organisations (i.e. galleries, libraries, archives and museums) to the Arts and Humanities Faculty at the University of Sheffield.

Staff and students from the University of Sheffield meeting Archivists and Librarians at the CAP 'Archive Exchange' exhibition.

Staff and students from the University of Sheffield meeting Archivists and Librarians at the CAP ‘Archive Exchange’ exhibition.

This provided an excellent opportunity for staff and students from the University, and external GLAM partners to meet each other and consider future networks and partnerships.

Networking at the 'Archives Exchange' exhibition.

Networking at the ‘Archives Exchange’ exhibition.

We were very pleased to welcome archivist and representatives from the following organisations to our exhibition:

Staff and students meeting Archivists and Librarians at our networking event.

Staff and students meeting Archivists and Librarians at our networking event.

CAP is extremely grateful for the participation and interest of all those involved and thank you for such an exciting and interesting launch event. We look forward to future projects and collaborations!

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