The BAC's next Meet the Archivists workshop will be held on Wednesday 27th January 2016 at Uniliver House. Find out how to book.Read more
BAC News: Archive for 2015
On 15 December 2015 The Archives and Artefacts Study Network became a registered charity. A2SN is an informal group, supported by the HMRS, the Postal History Society and the British Transport Police History Group that seeks to explore and expand co-operation between volunteer-led societies, independent scholars, archivists, academics and museum professionals working in the heritage and business history fields. Find out more by taking a look at their website.Read more
Fundraising for Archives is a fundraising skills development and training project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund's Catalyst programme. The National Archives is working in partnership with The Scottish Council on Archives, Public Records Office for Northern Ireland (PRONI), Museums Archives and Libraries Division Wales (MALD), and the Archives and Records Association (ARA) to deliver the project.
From early 2016 until December 2017 TNA will be using the £477,000 grant to reach 188 archives services across the UK offering mentoring and support to trainees and encouraging the development of a supportive learning network between group members.
Find out more and how to apply on TNA's website.Read more
eabh is marking its 25 anniversary with two events to be held in January 2016 in Florence, Italy.
On 28 January 2016 a half-day workshop will be held to lay the ground work for an oral history project on European Finance.
Eurovision? The Initial Period of Europe's Monetary Union will be held on 29 January 2016 and aims to bring together financiers, politicians, lawyers and academics in a conversation on the Monetary Union.
Find out more about both events and details on booking on the eabh website.Read more
As part of HSBC's 150th anniversary programme this year the HSBC Archives team has been involved in producing a series of films exploring some of the stories from the bank's past. To see business archives brought to life take a look at the first three on YouTube [https://www.youtube.com/user/HSBCNOW]. The remaining films will be released over the coming weeks, so keep checking back!Read more
This year the judges awarded the grant to The National Gallery for the cataloguing of the correspondence of international art dealers Thos. Agnew & Sons.Read more
We are delighted to announce that the Business Archives Council will be providing five bursaries for the 2015 BAC Conference to be held on Tuesday 10th November at The Prudential Assurance Company Building in London.Read more
This year's Business Archives Council conference will be held on Tuesday 10th November at The Prudential Assurance Company Building, 138-142 Holborn Bars, London EC1N 2NQ. The aim of Hunter Gatherers: Collecting Today's Business Archives is to share, discuss and debate the variety of ways business archives are 'collected', in the broadest sense.
Find out more about the day and how to book.Read more
The Business Archives Council is delighted to announce the winning applicant of the BAC cataloguing grant for business archives for 2015. Launched in April 2010, the grant is in support of the National Strategy for Business Archives.
A very impressive set of applications were received by the June deadline, representing a variety of business collections and localities in the United Kingdom. The judging panel on behalf of the Council has awarded the grant to the University of Manchester Library for Behind the Headlines: documenting the people in the Guardian Archive.Read more
Carl Newton, who died in Eastbourne on Boxing Day 2014, was a leading proponent of good practice in records management in the UK. He was an influential and popular member of the Business Archives Council, especially during his time on the Executive Committee between 1979 and 1988, and his ideas and principles have made a lasting impression throughout the archives profession.Read more
The University of Hertfordshire has two fees-only bursaries for the 2015/16 intake of the DHeritage, Professional Doctorate in Heritage.This broad-ranging, flexible qualification is aimed at professionals who work in or would like to work in the heritage sector.
For more information about how to apply download the information pdf.Read more
No Colour Bar: Black British Art in Action 1960-1990 is one of the most comprehensive exhibitions of Black British art in recent years. It features the works of over 60 artists, taking its inspiration from the archives of Jessica and Eric Huntley. Themes covered by the exhibition include identity, place, celebration, protest and activism.
The exhibition will run from 10 July 2015 to 24 January 2016 at the Guildhall Art Gallery, London.
Visit www.nocolour.bar.london for more information.Read more
To mark the 2015 European Year of Industrial and Technical Heritage HLF Yorkshire & the Humber are holding a workshop in July to highlight opportunities for groups to apply for funding to help protect, preserve and share industrial heritage.
The morning aims to do the following:
- showcase successful industrial heritage projects
- get people thinking about available resources
- highlight our small grants programmes
Place: Heritage Quay, University of Huddersfield, HD1 3DH
Date: 16 July 2015
Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm followed by the chance to talk to HLF Development Staff
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place or for more information.
A draft agenda for the session is as follows:
10.45 Welcome & Intro
10.55 Thinking wider about industrial heritage - where can you start
11.15 Heritage Quay object session & how to use an archive
11.40 Wider Industrial networks & supporting smaller groups
12.00 Developing a project and HLF funding
UNESCO’s Memory of the World Programme seeks to encourage the preservation of, access to and awareness of the world’s documentary heritage. An important part of the Programme is its Registers, which recognise documentary heritage of outstanding significance.
Nominations are now being invited for inscriptions to the UK Register in 2016. Any organisation or individual may make a submission for any form of documentary heritage for which they are responsible. The key criteria is that the heritage is of outstanding significance to the UK.
Applications should be made by submitting the official application form (found at http://www.unesco.org.uk/engage/apply-to-the-memory-of-the-world-register-uk-international/) along with specified supporting documentation. The closing date for applications is Friday 29 January 2016.Read more
Hunter Gatherers: Collecting Today's Business Archives
This year's Business Archives Council conference will be held on Tuesday 10th November at The Prudential Assurance Company Building, 138-142 Holborn Bars, London EC1N 2NQ.
The aim will be to share, discuss and debate the variety of ways business archives are 'collected', in the broadest sense. Speakers and contributors will cover a wide range of collecting and collections development activities, from records transfers to documentation initiatives and surveys, and from digital deposits to purchases. Also up for debate will be the implications and challenges of different collecting activities - including funding - for archives, depositors, historians and other users.
The conference will be followed by a reception for the presentation of the BAC Wadsworth Prize for Business History, taking place nearby at Lloyds Banking Group, 25 Gresham Street, London EC2V 7HN from 6 pm onwards. All conference delegates are most welcome to attend.
More information about the programme and how to book your place will be made available soon.
Please send any questions to conference organisers Bryony Leventhall and Owen Munday at: email@example.comRead more
Negotiating Art: Dealers and Musuems, 1855-2015 is a two-day conference on the relations between art dealers and museums, organised by the National Gallery in collaboration with the University of Manchester and the University of Liverpool.
The inspiration for the conference is to celebrate the National Gallery's acquisition of the Thos. Agnew & Sons art dealers business archive. The conference will be held 1-2 April 2016 at the National Gallery. Papers should be submitted by 18 September 2015.
For more information see The National Gallery's website.Read more
The Business Archives Council (BAC) is delighted to announce that again it is offering a cataloguing grant specifically for business archives related to the Arts, and this year the grant has increased to £3000!Read more
The International Council for Archives, Section for Business Archives will be holding its 2015 conference in Milan at the location of the 2015 Expo from 15-16 June.Read more
The PRISM Fund, which helps to support the acquisition and conservation of heritage objects from the fields of science, technology, industry and medicine, is now open for applications for 2015/16.
The fund was established in 1973 in response to the growing concern that technological change was resulting in the loss of much of Britain's industrial heritage. It has since gone on to help hundreds of non-national museums and preservation groups in England and Wales acquire or conserve thousands of objects of industrial or scientific importance.Read more
One of the great archives of industrial Britain has been saved with help from the Arts Fund. The ceramics company, Minton's Ltd was founded in 1793 by Thomas Minton and operated into the 1990s. The Archive includes thousands of items including original designs, drawings and pattern books. As well as the records of Minton, the collection also includes items from Royal Doulton and other companies taken over by Royal Doulton over the course of the 20th century.Read more
The M&S Company Archive has been shortlisted for the public vote as part of Museums at Night.Read more
Barclays Group Archives have launched a new resource, making thousands of items from the archives freely available online. These include branch photographs, advertising material, annual reports and a selection of other weird and wonderful items amassed over the years. The website also includes a wealth of information on Barclays history around the world, and will be of interest to serious scholars, casual browsers and Barclays employees alike.
Based in Manchester, the Barclays archive has been accessible to visitors, by appointment, for the last 25 years. This initiative brings the collection to a worldwide audience for the first time, opening up a treasure trove of history.
The Barclays Group Archive website can be seen at www.barclays.com/archivesRead more
The 2015 eabh annual general meeting Inflation in History will be held on 14-15 May at the Czech National Bank, CNB Congress Centre in cooperation with the Czech National Bank and the Czech Banking Association. The objective of the meeting is to find out what is new about inflation. Can historical instances of inflation provide tools for a better understanding of modern developments? Should present day monetary authorities and decision takers be aware of these lessons as they cope with the challenges for the global enconomy?
Follow the link for the programme and registration:
14-15 May 2015
Czech National Bank, CNB Congress Centre
Senovážné náměstí 30 , 115 03 Praha 1, Czech Republic
eabh in cooperation with the Czech National Bank and the Czech Banking Association
In this meeting we want to gain a better understanding of what is actually available in financial institutions' archives, and to identify promising areas for future research or action. The objective is to look at what is new about inflation. Can historical instances of inflation provide tools for a better understanding of modern developments? Should present day monetary authorities and decision takers be aware of these lessons as they cope with the challenges for the global economy?
Programme & Registration: https://inflationhistory.eventbrite.co.uk
Questions? Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) has just announced that HSBC is that latest business to join the coalition. Read more here: http://www.dpconline.org/newsroom/latest-news/1405-hsbc-archives-joins-the-digital-preservation-coalition-dpcRead more
The Public History Convenors Group (Institute of Historical Research) in conjunction with the Science Museum, the National Museums and Galleries Heads of Research and the AHRC have organised a special event to discuss the ways that museums, galleries, libraries and archives have been working with many kinds of communities to tell new kinds of stories about collections, linking personal stories into the fabric of museum displays and the stories of objects.
Museums and Communities Today: Opportunities of the AHRC 'Connected Communities' Theme will be held on 3rd February 2015, 18.14-20.30 at the Science Museum Director's Suite (Director's Entrance).Read more