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.
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).
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.
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.
We were very pleased to welcome archivist and representatives from the following organisations to our exhibition:
- Archaeology Data Service
- Chatsworth House
- Explore York Archives and Libraries
- Museums Sheffield
- The National Archives
- The National Railway Museum
- National Fairground Archive
- Sheffield Archives and Local Studies Library
- Sheffield Hallam University Library, Special Collections
- Sheffield University Library, Special Collections
- University of York Library, Special Collections
- York Minster Archive
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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