Past Events

Distilling the Archives – A review

Review by Matthew Abel I was privileged to be awarded the free place at this year’s British Records Association (BRA) conference, Distilling the Archives: The Records of the Drinks Industry in the UK, held in London on 5 October. I am not a BRA member and this was my first time attending a BRA event, but the theme appealed to me as I am writing a history of the former Ind Coope brewery in Romford, East London - the town where I grew up and where I had my first experience of heritage work in the local museum which now occupies part of the old brewery site. I hoped that ...

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Creative Encounters: Art in the Archives Conference Review

A group of people at a conference watching a panel answer questions
by Jessye Persse, Library, Information and Archive Assistant, Stockport Council Photographs by BRA Secretary Amanda Engineer As an artist and graduate of an Illustration degree - who is also currently undertaking an apprenticeship in Library, Information and Archive Services at Stockport Local Heritage Library – I was immediately drawn to the Creative Encounters conference as it combined both of my worlds. I was fortunate enough to attend after submitting a written application for a free place from the British Records Association, organisers of the conference. ...

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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: Alan Crookham, National Gallery Research Centre [Chair] Morning Session. Chair: Victoria Northwood, Vice-Chair, British Records ...

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