Updated programme for Community Archives conference on 18 June

As Mary wrote recently UCL is hosting the Community Archives Development Group’s second annual conference on 18th June. The theme is ‘Partnertship and Community’ and it should be a very interesting day, very relevant to some of the themes we are exploring in our project. There is an updated programme which now also includes Ajamu and Topher Campbell, co-founders of of rukus! who will be speaking on ‘Our own voices: Developing the rukus! Black LGBT Archive’.

The new programme looks like this:

9:30-10:15 Registration and Coffee

10:15-10:30 Welcome to UCL & Introduction to the Day: CADG today and tomorrow, Vic Gray, CADG Convenor, Chair for the day

10:30-11:00 Keynote address and questions. Gerry Slater, former Director, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

11:00-11:30 A meeting of minds and banana cake:The Northamptonshire Black History Project

1. Jenny Moran, Public Services Manager, Northamptonshire Record Office

2. Nicola Taylor, Director, Northamptonshire Black History Association

11.30-11.45 Coffee

11.45-12.15 Working with museums: The Heritage Cubes project

1. Helen Barker, Collections Access Team, N. of England Open Air Museum, Beamish

2. Speaker to be announced

12.15-12:45 Working with libraries: The Cambridgeshire Community Archives Network

1. Matthew Hall and Gilly Vose, Community Archive Officers Cambridgeshire County Council

2. Speaker to be announced

12:45-14.00 Lunch and ‘Surgeries’. Experts will be on hand to give advice

14.00-14:30 Working with a national organisation: The National Monuments Record

1. Jane Golding, National Monuments Record

2. Sharon Lambert & Gloria Dunstan, The Marsh History Group, Lancaster

14.30-15.00 Our own voices: Developing the rukus! Black LGBT Archive Ajamu and Topher Campbell, co-founders of rukus!

15.00-15.15 Tea

15.15-16:15 Can we help you?: Any Questions session with a panel of experts

16:15 END

I am sure we will be reflecting on this event in due course but if anyone has any views on the programme let us have them, Andrew

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