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FIS Skiing World Championships

The FIS Skiing World Championships are currently underway and we have already had some amazing performances from the British athletes. James Woods has walked away with a gold medal in the Men’s Freeski Slopestyle category and Charlotte Bankes has secured … Continue reading

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New Collection : Papers of Andrew Logan, artist

Special Collections is delighted to have acquired a collection relating to the life and work of artist Andrew Logan. To see the description and box list, please go to our catalogues: https://specialcollections.catalogue.dmu.ac.uk/records/A09 Andrew Logan was born in 1945 and studied at … Continue reading

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Digital Detox 2019

From 16th – 21st January 2019 as a part of the #HealthyDMU campaign we will be closing all our social media channels in support of the #Digital Detox to promote an awareness of the impact of unrestrained social media use … Continue reading

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Come and work with us!

Come and join our team! We’ve secured a Wellcome Trust Research Resources Grant to catalogue an exciting set of collections relating to sports history including skiing, boxing, football and the Special Olympics! If you have any questions or want to … Continue reading

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New website for Special Collections catalogues

Special Collections is delighted to announce that we have moved to a new cataloguing system with a dedicated new website! The system, Epexio by Metadatis, will give us more behind-the-scenes functionality that will enable us to improve the catalogues we … Continue reading

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World War I Centenary: Remembrance Day 2018

Events taking place across the country on Sunday 11th November will mark Armistice Day when in 1918 World War One finally ended. #DMUHeritage has a travelling pop-up display commemorating the contribution of DMU’s predecessor, the Leicester Municipal Technical and Art … Continue reading

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Explore Your Archive 2018

It’s November which means … it’s nearly time for Explore Your Archive! Explore Your Archive is a campaign that showcases the best of archives and archive services in the UK and Ireland. The campaign is owned by the sector itself … Continue reading

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Conference Round-Up: Part 1

At the end of August I was fortunate to attend the Archives and Records Association annual conference, this year held in Glasgow with the theme “People Make Records”. In this blog post I want to round up some of the key points and interesting discussions … Continue reading

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National Sporting Heritage Day 2018

Held on 30th September every year and organised by Sporting Heritage, the day, established in 2014, is a campaign geared towards celebrating and raising awareness about all sporting collections held in the UK. By way of celebrating the day here … Continue reading

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#exploreyourarchives Through the decades, 00’s

In preparation for the upcoming Explore Your Archives event celebrating archives across the UK, ARA Scotland has started a new Twitter campaign focusing on history through the decades! Each week the theme changes to the next decade and the event … Continue reading

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