Explore Your Archive 2017 : Summary

What a fantastic week we have had participating in the Explore Your Archive campaign!

We held 5 events attracting over 500 visitors, as well as joining in with the national Twitter activity using a different archival hashtag each day.

Below is a gallery of some of the activities we’ve held including our campus roadshows in the Vijay Patel, Clephan and Hawthorn Buildings, a visit to the South Bank Centre in London to share the England Boxing Archive at the Being A Man festival, and displays with craft activities in the Heritage Centre, Trinity Chapel and Leicester Castle.

About Katharine Short

When I was 13 every careers questionnaire I did at school suggested I become an archivist. In rebellion I studied History of Art at Cambridge and the Courtauld Institute before giving in to the inevitable and undertaking a qualification in Archives Administration at Aberystwyth University. I worked at King’s College London Archives and the London Metropolitan Archives before becoming the Archivist here at DMU in January 2013. My role is hugely varied: answering enquiries and assisting researchers, sorting, cataloguing, cleaning and packaging archival material, managing our environmentally controlled storage areas, giving seminars, talks and tours, researching aspects of University history, liaising with potential donors and advocating for the importance of archives within the organisation. I am one of those incredibly fortunate people who can say ‘I love my job’ and really mean it.
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