City, Cambridge and Oxford Archivists Groups Joint Meeting – 14th June

Jesus College

Jesus College, Cambridge – 14th June 2019

Members of the City, Cambridge and Oxford Archivists Groups are warmly invited to a joint meeting at Jesus College, Cambridge on 14th June 2019.

The provisional programme is as follows:

12 noon: Lunch at a venue in Cambridge (Optional – Participants to cover own costs).

1.30pm: Arrival and welcome at Jesus College. If not attending lunch, please report to the Porters’ Lodge off Jesus Lane (see map), where you will be directed to the Upper Hall.

1.45-2.15pm: ‘In the dark and through glass: Engaging exhibition visitors with manuscripts on display’ by Chris Burgess, Head of Exhibitions and Public Engagement, Cambridge University Library.

2.15-2.45pm: ‘On the Same Page: Lending Books and Manuscripts to Temporary Exhibitions’ by Sophie Bridges, Archivist, Churchill Archives Centre.

2.45-3.15pm: TBC.

3.15-4pm: Tea and tours of Jesus College.

4-4.30pm: Bite-sized presentations from Gillian Cooke of Cambridge Assessment, Susan Webb of Jesus College, Sandra Freshney of the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, and Ros Grooms of Cambridge University Press.

4.30pm: Close and adjourn to the pub.

If you would like to attend, please contact Lizzy Ennion-Smith – eae31@cam.ac.uk – by the 6th June. It would be helpful if you could let Lizzy know if you are planning to attend the lunch, as numbers will have an influence on the choice of venue.

 

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City Archivists Group Meeting – The Charterhouse

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The Charterhouse, Wednesday 1 May 2019

Members of the City Archivists Group are warmly invited to a meeting at the Charterhouse on Wednesday 1 May at 2pm hosted by Ellie Darton-Moore, Museum and Collections Manager.

The programme will be as follows:

1.50 – 2.00pm: Arrival and welcome

2.00 – 3.00pm: Tour

3.00 – 3.30pm: Tea in the Governor’s room

3.30 – 4.00pm: Group 1 – Short introduction and viewing of the museum

3.30 – 4.00pm: Group 2 – Tour of the Treasury and display of key archive collections

4.00 – 4.30pm: Groups swap over

We will aim to wind up the meeting by about 4.30pm, after which we hope you will join us for a drink nearby.

We will meet at the Charterhouse, Charterhouse Square, EC1M 6AN. On arrival, please make your way to the museum entrance, where we will be met by Ellie.

For those of you who haven’t visited before please find below some directions:

The nearest underground stations are Barbican and Farringdon.

Turn left out of Barbican station and then left again onto Carthusian Street, until you see Charterhouse Square’s green fences. The museum entrance is on the other side of the square – look for the wrought-iron gates, emblazoned in gold with a series of four mottos.

From Farringdon underground station turn left and walk up Cowcross Street. When you reach the traffic lights keep Smithfield Market to your right and follow the road past Barclays turning left into Charterhouse Square. You will see a pub called the Fox and Anchor and large green gates which mark the entrance to the square. Keep going past Malmaison hotel and the red post box until you see the wrought-iron gates emblazoned in gold with a series of four mottos.

Please let us know if you would like to attend by Wednesday 24 April by replying to Barnaby Bryan and Helen Ceci at cityarchivistsgroup@gmail.com.

City Archivists Group Meeting – The Baring Archive

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The Baring Archive, Thursday 7th February 2019

Members of the City Archivists Group are warmly invited to a meeting at the Baring Archive on Thursday 7th February 2019 at 2pm, hosted by Clara Harrow, Archivist and Art Manager, and Charlotte Willett, Digitisation Archivist. The programme is as follows:

1.50-2pm: Arrival

2-2.10pm: Welcome from Clara Harrow, Archivist and Art Manager

2.10-3pm: Tour of the Baring Archive

3-3.30pm: Tea break

3.30-4pm: Talk from Dr Jerome Greenfield, King’s College London

4-4.30pm: An exploration of stories uncovered during digitisation by Charlotte Willett, Digitisation Archivist

We will aim to wind the meeting up by about 4.30pm, after which we hope you will join us for a drink at The Telegraph.

We will meet at the Baring Archive, 8-10 Moorgate, London, EC2R 6DA at 2pm. When you arrive, please make your way to reception, where you will be given a visitor’s pass.

Please let us know if you would like to attend by Thursday 31st January 2019 by replying to Barnaby Bryan and Helen Ceci at cityarchivistsgroup@gmail.com.


Image: A 19th century map of the Louisiana territory. Barings arranged for the Americans to purchase this land from Napoleon in 1803.

City Archivists Group Meeting – The Salters’ Company

Salters Coat of Arms

The Salters’ Company, 11th December 2018

Members of the City Archivists Group are warmly invited to a meeting at Salters’ Hall on Tuesday 11th December 2018 at 2pm, hosted by Katie George, Archivist, and Sheila Pott, Public Programme Manager. The programme will be as follows:

2pm: Arrival and welcome from Katie George and Sheila Pott.

2.10pm: Tour of Salters’ Hall, taking in the principal ceremonial rooms and the Silver Vault.

3pm: Tea

3.30 – 4.20pm: Talk about and display of the Company’s Archives, including their role in the Company’s Public Programme.

We will aim to wind up the meeting by about 4.30pm, after which we hope you will join us for a drink at a nearby hostelry.

We will meet at Salters’ Hall, 4 London Wall Place, EC2Y 5DE. On arrival, please make your way to the main entrance and wait in Reception, where we will be met by Katie and Sheila.

Please let us know if you would like to attend by Tuesday 4th December by replying to Barnaby Bryan and Helen Ceci at cityarchivistsgroup@gmail.com.

City Archivists Group Meeting – Clothworkers’ Hall

unnamedMembers of the City Archivists Group are warmly invited to a meeting at Clothworkers’ Hall on Friday 19 October 2018 at 2pm, hosted by Jessica Collins and Hannah Dunmow, Archivists. The programme is as follows:

2pm: Arrival and welcome from Jessica Collins

2.10pm: Tour of Clothworkers’ Hall. This will take in the principal ceremonial rooms – including the stunning new tapestry designed by Chris Ofili in the Livery Hall – followed by the Plate Room

3pm Tea Break

3.30-4pm: Talk about and display of items from the Company’s Archives

4-4.20pm: Talk about the Corsini Collection from Dorota Pomorska-Dawid

We will aim to wind the meeting up by about 4.30pm, after which we hope you will join us for a drink at The Ship.

We will meet at Clothworkers’ Hall, Dunster Court, Mincing Lane, London EC3R 7AH at 2pm. When you arrive, please report to the main entrance.

Please let us know by Friday 12 October if you would like to attend, by replying to Barnaby Bryan and Helen Ceci at cityarchivistsgroup@gmail.com.


Image:

The Caged Bird’s Song, 2014-2017.
Wool, cotton and viscose
© Chris Ofili. Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro, London, The Clothworkers’ Company and Dovecot Tapestry Studio, Edinburgh.
Photography: Richard Valencia

CITY, CAMBRIDGE and OXFORD ARCHIVISTS GROUPS joint meeting – 11th June

St. John's Gate

Museum of the Order of St. John, Clerkenwell, 11th June 2018

Members of the City, Cambridge and Oxford Archivists Groups are warmly invited to a joint meeting at the Museum of the Order of St. John in Clerkenwell on Monday 11th June at 10.50am, hosted by Tom Foakes, Director of the Museum.

The programme is as follows:

10.50 – 11.00am – arrive at the Museum of the Order of St. John in Clerkenwell.

11.00 – 11.25am – Katie George, Archivist, and Naomi Evans, Public Programmes Manager, Salters’ Company – The Salters’ Company Archives and HLF Outreach Programme

11.25 – 11.50am – Ruth Frendo, Archivist, Stationers’ Company – The Tokefield Centre, the new Stationers’ Company Archive Repository

11.50 – 12.30pm – Charlotte Willett, Digitisation Archivist, Baring Archive – Barings’ digitisation project

– Paul Campion, Honorary Archivist, Musicians’ Company – Musicians’ Company Archive digitisation project

12.30 -1pm – Seif El Rashidi, Project Manager and Amy Todd, Public Engagement Office, IHR – Layers of London

1 – 1.45pm – Lunch

1.45 -2.30pm – Tour of the Museum and premises

2.30 – 3pm – John Schofield, Archaeologist, St. Paul’s Cathedral – Virtual St. Paul’s Cathedral Project

3 – 3.30pm – Laurie Lindey, Research Officer, IHR – British and Irish Furniture Makers Online

3.30 – 4.30pm – Hannah Jones, Sector Development Manager (East and South East), TNA – Accreditation Scheme update

Owen Munday, Sector Development Manager (London and Business), TNA – Archives Revealed cataloguing and scoping grants

Jo Pugh, Digital Development Manager, TNA – Manage Your Collections (in TNA Discovery catalogue)

4.30 – 5pm Roundup and chance for any Archivists/Historians to highlight projects they’re working on.

We will meet at the main entrance of the Museum of the Order of St. John between 10.50 and 11am. When you arrive, please report to reception.

Please note that a £10 charge (cash only) per person will be made to cover refreshments and a sandwich lunch on the day. Please remember to bring money with you.  

We will then head to a local pub to continue socialising after the meeting.  

Please let me know if you would like to attend by Monday 4th June by replying to Robert Athol, Archivist, Jesus College, Cambridge, CB22 3HJ or e-mail: r.athol@jesus.cam.ac.uk

City Archivists Group meeting – The Rothschild Archive, 22nd February

Rothschild ArchiveThe Rothschild Archives, 22nd February 2018

Members of the City Archivists Groups are warmly invited to a meeting at the Rothschild Archives at New Court, St. Swithin’s Lane on Thursday 22nd February at 2.30pm.

The programme is as follows:

2.20 – 2.30pm – arrive at the Rothschild Archives

2.30 – 3.00pm  – Talk from the collections team on about the Rothschild Archives

3.00 – 3.30pm – Tour of the Rothschild Archives and Library

3.30 – 4.00pm – Tea and biscuits

4.00 – 4.30pm – Talk from Dr Michele Blagg about her research in the Rothschild Archives

We will aim to wind up the meeting by about 4.45pm where we will retire to the Listing on Bush Lane, just off Cannon St., for a drink.

We will meet at the reception to the Archives at 2.20pm.  If you would like to attend, please let me know by Monday 19th February.

Please reply to Robert Athol, Archivist, Jesus College, Cambridge, CB5 8BL or email r.athol@jesus.cam.ac.uk

City Archivists Group meeting – The Globe Theatre, 6th December

CITY ARCHIVISTS GROUPS

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The Globe Theatre, 6th December 2017

Members of the City Archivists Groups are warmly invited to a meeting at the Globe Theatre on Wednesday 6th December at 2.30pm, hosted by Victoria Lane, Archivist.

The programme is as follows:

2.20 – 2.30pm – arrive at the Globe

2.30 – 3.30pm  – Talk from the collections team on the collections, library and moving image archive

3.30 – 3.50pm – Talk from Miranda Fay-Thomas on her project to create data for a free online resource for plays (other than Shakespeare) that have featured in the Globe’s ‘Read Not Dead’ event series

3.50 – 4.20pm – Talk from Tracey Hill about the Records of Early English Drama project and the forthcoming volume ‘civic London 1558-1642’

4.20 – 5pm – Tour of the Globe Exhibition

We will aim to finish up by 5.15pm where we will reconvene and retire to the Swan for a drink.

We will meet at the Stage Door entrance on New Globe Walk at 2.20pm.  If you would like to attend, please let me know by 29th November 2017.

Please reply to Robert Athol, Archivist, Jesus College, Cambridge, CB5 8BL or email r.athol@jesus.cam.ac.uk

 

AMARC Autumn meeting 2017

Members of the City Archivists Group may be interested in attending the next AMARC meeting at the British Library on 6th November, the subject of which is tracing art through archives. If you would like to attend, please contact AMARC organisers or go to tinyurl.com/AMARCLondon2017
AMARC Autumn Meeting 2017 poster

City Archivists Group meeting – Tower of London, 25th September

CITY ARCHIVISTS GROUPS

Tower of London

The Tower of London, 25th September 2017

Members of the City Archivists Groups are warmly invited to a meeting at the Tower of London on Monday 25th September at 3pm, hosted by Toby Wheeler, Tower of London Chapel Administrator, and Tom Drysdale, Archivist.

The programme is as follows:

15:00 – 16.30 – Tour of the Chapel of St John the Evangelist and a look around the Royal Armouries and White Tower with Toby Wheeler and session in the Waterloo Block with Tom Drysdale. The group will be split in two for this part of the visit to accommodate numbers and each half will last about 45 minutes.

16:30 – 17:10 (approx) – Self guided tour of the Crown Jewels

17:10 – 17:30 – A look at the burial and baptismal registers going back to 1554 and a look at the Crypt of the Chapel Royal of St Peter ad Vincula

17:30 – 18:00 – A brief talk about the history of St Peter ad Vincula and a look around the Chapel with Toby Wheeler

We will aim to wind up the meeting by 6pm where we will adjourn for an informal gathering at the ‘Hung, Drawn and Quartered’.

We will meet at the Middle Drawbridge at 2.50pm where we will be met by Toby and Tom.  If you would like to attend, please let me know by 21st September 2017. Due to space, numbers are limited to 25.

Please reply to Robert Athol, Archivist, Jesus College, Cambridge, CB5 8BL or email r.athol@jesus.cam.ac.uk