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Tasglannan Coimhearsnachd Community Archives

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Lews Castle

Isle of Lewis

HS2

United Kingdom

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Tasglannan Coimhearsnachd: Cothroman agus Dùbhlain

Community Archives: Opportunities and Challenges

Community archives encompass diverse organisations, collections and activities. They offer opportunities to inspire learning and enhance understanding, through the community’s active engagement with their own heritage.

This two-day conference is aimed at anyone with an interest in community archives and heritage, from professional archivists, librarians, curators and heritage workers to independent community groups.

Through a range of case studies and presentations, conference participants will consider how community archives and conventional archive organisations can collaborate and support one another to achieve common goals. Speakers will provide insights on:

  • Making the ‘intangible’ tangible - oral history and sound archives
  • The innovative use of technology
  • Collaborative techniques and partnership models
  • Creating and using support networks
  • Past successes and future possibilities for community archives

The conference is generously supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and presented in partnership with Tasglann nan Eilean/ Hebridean Archives and the Archives and Records Association UK & Ireland.

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Lews Castle

Isle of Lewis

HS2

United Kingdom

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