Meet the Archivists
Friday, September 20, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Unlocking the research potential of business archives for artists, architects and designers
When - Friday 20 September (10:00 - 16:00)
Where - Evolution House Boardroom, Edinburgh College of Art
The Business Archives Council of Scotland is holding its 2nd Meet the Archivists day on Friday 20th September at the Edinburgh College of Art.
The aim of the Meet the Archivists event is to bring together academics and archivists to discuss and explore with students how business archive collections can be used for their research. This year we are focusing on creative and design use of business archives. So this event is aimed at college of art students, architectural and design students but all students are welcome to attend.
10:00 Coffee/Tea & Registration
10:30 Welcome - Rachel Hosker
10:45 Cabinets, drawers and dark places – the artist’s perfect resource - Diane Garrick, Artist-in-residence at the Bartholomew Archive, National Library of Scotland
11:15 The Illustrated Archive - Frances Woodrow, The John Gray Centre and Lucy Rosco, Edinburgh College of Art
11:45 The Sir Basil Spence Archive - Jane Thomas, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments
Over lunchtime there will be an opportunity to meet and chat with archivists about their collections, plus practical demonstrations of how to find business archive collections online. A series of animation shorts inspired by the Edinburgh College of Art Archive will be screened over lunch.
*Lunch is not provided but there are several nearby shops and cafes along West Port.
13:30 Stoddard-Templeton Archive: inspiring new works - Clare Paterson, University of Glasgow
14:00 Heriot-Watt Textile Archive - Helen Taylor, Heriot-Watt University
14:30 Arts organisations’ archives in Glasgow: Glasgow School of Art and the Centre for Contemporary Arts - Susannah Waters, Glasgow School of Art
15:00 Drawing, Painting, Designing and Creating the Story: Research and Inspiration in the Art College Archive - Rachel Hosker, Edinburgh College of Art
15:30 Questions and discussion panel