Archives brought to life in virtual talks
November 24, 2020
Northumberland Archives will be brought to life in a series of FREE online talks.
Staff from the archives and library teams will be hosting the talks once a month, starting on Thursday, November 26.
The virtual sessions have been made possible through funding from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund.
Archives received £48,100 from the fund which is part of the Government’s £1.57 billion #HereforCulture package to protect the UK’s culture and heritage sectors from the economic impacts of Covid-19.
The funding was intended for initiatives such as this to allow the service to engage with new audiences who would not usually use the archives service. It will also be used to create an online shop for those using the archives to be able to download high-quality imagery, investigate the possibilities of partnerships in relation to commercial services to reach a wider audience.
The first talk on November 26, will be an “Introduction to Northumberland Archives” by Archivist Michael Geary at 7pm.
This will be followed by:
- Thursday 10 December 2020 – Stannington Sanatorium, England’s First Children’s TB Sanatorium – Sue Wood, Head of Archives
- Thursday 7 January 2021 – Evidence of Women and their Lives in the Berwick Archives – Linda Bankier, Berwick Archivist
- Thursday 21 January 2021 – The Butler Family of Ewart Park – Sarah Littlefear, Archivist.
- Thursday 11 February 2021 – An Introduction to Local Studies: Northumberland’s Heritage at your Fingertips – Kate St. Clair Gibson, Local Studies Librarian
- Thursday 11 March 2021 –Hidden Histories: Tapping the archives for stories of Black Presence in Northumberland – Jo March, Senior Archivist
To book a place on the talks go to www.eventbrite.co.uk and search for Northumberland Archives.