Monthly Themed Blogs

The Rathdown School Archive

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It’s September, which means that students across the UK and Ireland have been going back to school. For this month’s themed blog, archivist Antonia Hart joins us to introduce the The Rathdown School Archive, which incorporates the archives of The Hall School, Glengara Park, Hillcourt, Park House, and Rathdown School. Crests of all original schools, […]

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Diversity Allies: Signposting diverse voices in the collections of Hull University Archives

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The background Like many archives, here at Hull University Archives (HUA) we’re very aware that our collections tend to centre the lives, voices and experiences of a limited section of the population – that is to say, male, white, and middle to upper class. We’re also aware that, historically, cataloguing practice tended to reinforce this, […]

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In Focus: Asylum Archive

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This month’s ‘In Focus’ blog looks at the Asylum Archive, a living exhibition of accumulated artefacts, oral histories and photography that reflect life under the Republic of Ireland’s Direct Provision system. Artist and creator Vukašin Nedeljković describes the project. Direct Provision The direct provision scheme was introduced in November 1999 to accommodate asylum seekers in […]

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Collection Development Policies and Representation

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Zoe van Well, Archivist at Worcestershire County Council, introduce the work by ARA’s Diversity Allies on Collection Development Policies and Representation. Diversity and inclusion can mean different things to individuals so it’s worth remembering a breadth of diversity and inclusion is represented in the protected characteristics within the Equality Act 2010 and we can have […]

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In Focus: Historic Environment Scotland

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For this month’s ‘In Focus’ blog Frederick Alexander from Historic Environment Scotland introduces the recently completely digital project “Beyond the Phyiscal: Future Proofing Scotland’s Heritage in the Digital Age”. In March 2021 Historic Environment Scotland launched a virtual showcase celebrating the end of a four-year digital archives project. Beyond the Physical: Future Proofing Scotland’s Heritage […]

Monthly Themed Blogs

Meet the ARA’s Section for Business Records

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The Section for Business Records (SBR) has a six-strong committee who aim to:• Be the professional body of choice for archivists and records managers working with business records;• Provide a focused and informed group to represent the interests of business records within the ARA for all archivists and records managers working with business archives;• Act […]