2022 Conference ‘Creative encounters: Art in the Archives’

A photo album and drawings with paint brushes
The 2022 British Records Association's conference 'Creative Encounters: Art in the Archives' will explore the interaction between archives and the visual and performing arts. It will take place on 27th September at The Gallery, 77 Cowcross Street. Tickets cost £70 for BRA members, £80 for non-members and £40 for students or the unwaged and can be booked on Eventbrite here. PROGRAMME 09.45 Registration and coffee 10.15 Welcome 10.30 Leah Benson, National Gallery of Ireland: The Denis Mahon Archives 11.00 Charlotte Brunskill and Chloe Julius, Paul Mellon ...

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Visit to the Tower of London

Historic plan of the white tower, showing a cross section of the dome and two standards flying from the roof
The British Records Association are delighted to be resuming our programme of visits with a very special day at the Tower of London on 28th July 2022. We will be treated to talks from Archivist, Tom Drysdale on the Architectural Drawings Collection, from Head of Records Vanessa Hodge on the creation of the Gardens & Estates Archive and from Assistant Curator of Historic Buildings Alfred Hawkins on the historic registers of the Chapel Royal at the Tower. After the meetings, attendees will have the opportunity to explore the public areas of the Tower of London at ...

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Archives of crisis and conspiracy: The digital future

The latest Shock of Record partnership seminar with the Institute of Historic Research is now available to view on YouTube.  The video has captions. The webinar considers how memory institutions and other organisations conduct rapid response archiving to capture the digital records of crisis, how they decide what to include and exclude, and how and when those born-digital archives should be made available to researchers and the wider public. It will also consider how huge digital archives, which may contain multiple forms of misinformation, can be effectively described ...

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