I am very fortunate to have MA students Nanna, Sandrine and Danae from the Photographic History Research Centre helping me out in the Archive. They are working on listing and repackaging material from the National Art Slide Library. This large collection was transferred to DMU from the V&A in the 1990s. For years it functioned as a slide lending library – people could borrow slides to illustrate their talks and presentations. In this digital age of the Google image search and PowerPoint the slide carousel is obsolete.
There is no comprehensive listing of the slides and they need to be packaged in safe, archive standard materials. This is where the help of the student volunteers will be invaluable. As you can see from the image above, the slides will be far more accessible once they are properly packaged!