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

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

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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

Globe TheatreImage copyright Shakespeare’s Globe

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

CITY, OXFORD AND CAMBRIDGE ARCHIVISTS GROUPS – 4th July

CITY, OXFORD AND CAMBRIDGE ARCHIVISTS GROUPS

St. John's College, Oxford

St. John’s College, Oxford, 4th July 2017

Members of the City, Oxford and Cambridge Archivists Groups are warmly invited to a meeting at St. John’s College, Oxford on Tuesday 4th July at 10.30am, hosted by Michael Riordan, Archivist at St. John’s College. The theme of the meeting is ‘Five Centuries of Oxford College Architecture’.

The programme is as follows:

10.30am          Arrive; coffee

11.00am          Session 1

Julian Reid (Corpus/Merton), ‘The best-laid plans: designing a Tudor college’

Robin Darwall-Smith (All Souls/Jesus/Univ.), ‘Benefactions, fund-raising, Civil War and Commonwealth: University College tries to build a quadrangle’

12.00pm          Tour of St. John’s College

1.00pm            Sandwich lunch

2.00pm            Session 2

Judith Curthoys (Christ Church), ‘The great rebuilding: Christ Church ups its game’

Oliver Mahony (LMH/St Hilda’s) and Anne Manuel (Somerville), ‘The “Wrennaissance” – colleges for women at Oxford’

3.00pm            Tea

3.30pm            Session 3

Richard Allen (St. Peter’s), ‘St Peter’s Unbuilt’

Michael Riordan (Queen’s/St. John’s), ‘The Beehive: conservatism and radicalism in post-war St. John’s’

4.30pm            Closing remarks

5.00pm            Formal finish

We will aim to wind up the meeting by 5pm where we will adjourn for an informal gathering at the Lamb & Flag.

We will meet at St. John’s College, Oxford at 10.30am. When you arrive, please report to the porters lodge and ask for directions. If you would like to attend, please contact Michael Riordan directly at michael.riordan@queens.ox.ac.uk.

 

City Archivists Group meeting – St Bartholomew’s Hospital Archives & Museum, 24th April

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St Bartholomew’s Hospital Archives & Museum, 24th April 2017

Members of the City Archivists Group are warmly invited to a meeting at St Bartholomew’s Hospital Archives & Museum on Monday 24th April at 2.45pm, hosted by Kate Jarman, Deputy Archivist. The programme is as follows:

14.45-15.00 – arrive at Peggy Turner Room, North Wing, SBH. Welcome with tea and coffee

15.00-15.20 – short talk on the history of St Bartholomew’s Hospital and the archives

15.20-15.45 – visit to St Bartholomew’s Hospital Museum

15.45-16.00 – archive display in Peggy Turner Room

16.00-16.20 – talk on researching the Great Fire of London at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and other city archives, by Hazel Forsyth, Senior Curator, Medieval & Post-Medieval, Museum of London

16.20-16.45 – questions and any other business

We will aim to wind the meeting up by about 4.45pm where I hope you will join for a drink at the Rising Sun, Cloth Fair.

Attendees should come into the North Wing through the door from the main hospital square marked ‘Archives, Clerk’s House’, and the Peggy Turner Room is directly ahead on the ground floor.

If you would like to attend, please let me know by 20th April 2017.

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

Gerald Aylmer Seminar – 24th February 2017

Members of the City Archivists Group might be interested in attending this year’s Gerald Aylmer seminar at the Institute of Historical Research which is taking place on 24th February.  This year, the Gerald Aylmer Seminar 2017 will consider the role of archives in higher education teaching. Following the keynote by Professor Jo Fox, the seminar will offer three themed sessions in which speakers will address issues from multiple archival and scholarly perspectives. Session one ‘creator as teacher’ focuses on an established collaboration between archivists and academics based on the works of John Ruskin, who left his extensive collection with the specific aim of it being used as a resource for educating future generations. Other speakers will reflect on their innovative teaching practices involving archival material, including the use of digital collections and data sets, and the ways archivists can take an increasingly active role in shaping students’ engagement with archival collections.

The seminar is free and open to all, but advanced registration is required. Please click on the link above for further details and to book your place.

City Archivists Group meeting – Middle Temple, 11th January

CITY ARCHIVISTS GROUP

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Middle Temple Archives, 11th January 2017

Members of the City Archivists Group are warmly invited to a meeting at Middle Temple on Wednesday 11th January at 2.30pm, hosted by Lesley Whitelaw, Archivist. The programme is as follows:

2.20 – 2.30pm – Guests arrive at Middle Temple Hall where they will be met by Lesley.

2.30 – 3pm – Tour of Middle Temple Hall and Bench Rooms

3 – 3.30pm – Tea break

3.30 – 4pm – Talk from Sally Smith QC, on her research into the papers of Sir Charles Gill (1851-1923), barrister, recorder of Chichester and member of Middle Temple

4 -5pm – Tour of the Middle Temple Archives and Conservation studio, with a display of highlights from the collection

We will aim to wind the meeting up by about 5pm at the latest where I hope you will join for a drink at the Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese on Fleet Street.

We will meet at Middle Temple Hall, Middle Temple Lane, London EC4 9AT at 2.30pm. When you arrive, please wait in the courtyard outside the main entrance to the Hall. If you would like to attend, please let me know by 9th January 2017.

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