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#Explorearchives week 2017

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Archives and archivists, sign up to let us know you will be participating in the #explorearchives social media activity.

Archives are amazing. Without them we could not study our personal histories or the histories of our communities or nations. There would be no historically rich novels and films. We would know nothing about the lives of our predecessors.

We want to celebrate all our wonderful archives and the invaluable work that goes into collecting, keeping and sharing the world’s memory.

As part of the Explore Your Archive week we're asking the organisations and people who look after archive collections to take to Twitter to share their work, their experiences and stories and the gems from their collections.

Each day we will have a different hashtag. You can join in for one day, or everyday.

Saturday 18 November and Sunday 19 November 2017


A celebration of the richness and variety within archives - why they are relevant to our world today, what they can tell us and how they can entertain us. Share stories, gems and facts about your collection. You could also share pictures from your events and promote upcoming ones.

Monday 20 November 2017


The history of fashion is a history of people. From mini skirts and shoulder pads to bell bottoms and go-go boots, share the most iconic looks from your collection!

Tuesday 21 November 2017


Celebrate the history of British gastronomy and share with us the culinary delights of our nation, whether it’s recipes, vintage advertisements or simply your favourite household brand.

Wednesday 22 November 2017


In line with the tradition of Movember, share hair related items and stories from your collections!

Thursday 23 November 2017


An opportunity to showcase different science and technology based records whether they are great inventions, research or ground-breaking discoveries!

Friday 24 November 2017


Love letters, songs and poetry... archives are full of romance. Tell us your favourite item or simply why you #Lovearchives

Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November 2017


Another chance to celebrate archives and the events you've been holding across the week. Encourage your visitors and regular readers to join in too

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