Boots Archive have recently received funding from the Wellcome Trust to help develop its collections through The Wellcome’s Research Resources Grants Fund. On 7th October there will be a chance to hear more about Boots Archive’s experience and the Fund in general. This is an excellent opportunity for business archives to find out more about the opportunities offered by the Wellcome Foundation for projects to increase access to material which has a link to wellbeing or health in its widest form.
The programme is as follows:
10.30 – Introduction and plan for the session – Sophie Clapp, Boots Archive
10. 45 – Intro to Research Resources Scheme (and initial questions) – Chris Hassan, Wellcome Trust
11. 15 – Boots: why we wanted to transform our service, approach taken & learnings – Boots Archive, SC
11.45 – Boots: Rediscovering the Boots Archive -project delivery, decisions taken & learnings – Hannah Jenkinson, Boots Archive
12.15 – LUNCH
1.00 – Tour of Wellcome – Ross MacFarlane, Wellcome Library
1.30 – Dr Richard Hornsey, History Department, University of Nottingham: Providing an insight into the researcher’s experience
2.00 – Boots: Assessing the benefits and next steps – Judith Wright, Boots Archive
2.30 – Coffee
2.45 – Q&A panel session – Boots team, Dr Richard Hornsey and Chris Hassan
3.15 - Finish
The meeting will take place in the Burroughs Room at the Wellcome Collection Conference Centre. Lunch and refreshments throughout the day will be provided.
To book please contact Sophie Clapp.