2016 Conference

Branching out: the rewards and realities of diversifying your service will be held on Monday 21 November 2016 at HSBC's head office in Canary Wharf.

This year's conference aims to share, discuss and debate the variety of ways business archives can branch out and become more diverse, from moving beyond the traditional archive functions to making collections more relevant for the 21st century audience.

Speakers include: Jeff James, The National Archives; Helen Swinnerton, HSBC Archives; Sophie Clapp, Boots Archive; Dr Andrew Flinn, University College London; Katie Maisey, Gloucestershire Archives; Victoria Hoyle, Explore York Libraries and Archives; James Steward, History of Advertising Trust; James Berger, BBC Archive; and Arike Oke, Rambert Archive. A full programme of the day will be made available shortly.

A range of case studies will consider what practical steps can be taken to make your collection more diverse, with a focus on using volunteers and members of the community to collect, interpret and catalogue. 

For prices (including details of the early bird rate) and how to book please download the booking form.

The conference will be followed by a reception for the presentation of the BAC Wadsworth Prize for Business History, taking place nearby at Barclays, Canary Wharf. All conference delegates are most welcome to attend.