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Westminster Abbey Library and Muniments Visit, 8 December 2016

Westminster Abbey Library and Muniments Visit Places are still available for this opportunity to visit the Library and Muniment Room which houses the extensive and historic collections of books, manuscripts and archival material belonging to the Dean and Chapter of Westminster. The present Library, begun after the foundation of the Abbey as a collegiate church in 1560, has been housed in part of the former monastic dormitory since 1591. The archives of Westminster Abbey date from the 10th century to the present day whilst the Library holds around 14,000 pre-1801 printed books, medieval manuscripts and a collection of printed and manuscript music. ...

“Branching out: the rewards and realities of diversifying your service”, Business Archives Council annual conference, November 21, 2016

Branching out: the rewards and realities of diversifying your service will be held on Monday 21 November 2016 at HSBC's head office in Canary Wharf. This year's conference aims to share, discuss and debate the variety of ways business archives can branch out and become more diverse, from moving beyond the traditional archive functions to making collections more relevant for the 21st century audience. A range of case studies will consider what practical steps can be taken to make your collection more diverse, with a focus on using volunteers and members of the community to collect, interpret and catalogue. For speakers and further details, and ...

Annual Bond Lecture, with Caroline Shenton, and British Records Association AGM, October 27, 2016

  ‘Beyond the Portcullis: the pleasures, challenges and frustrations of writing stories from the Parliamentary Archives’   On the 70th anniversary of the Parliamentary Archives Dr Caroline Shenton reflects on the pleasures, challenges and frustrations of creating popular history. Caroline Shenton was Director of the Parliamentary Archives at Westminster from 2008 to 2014, and prior to that was a senior archivist at Parliament and The National Archives. Her first book, The Day Parliament Burned Down, an hour-by-hour account of the 1834 fire that destroyed the Houses of Parliament, won the Political Book of the Year Award in ...