PHRC Conference Write-Up

We were pleased to see that Naomi Daw aka The Heritage Girl mentioned our display in her write-up of the Photographic History Research Centre annual conference:

“The display of items from the De Montfort University Special Collections was also fantastic to see – of particular interest to me was the magic lantern slide depicting a Japanese scene.”

The Japanese slides Naomi is referring to are from our National Art Slide Library collection and they are beautiful.

You can see more of the slides here:


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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