The Special Collections Handbook

On 24 October I went along to a great event offering “a playful space” for discussing heritage activities in Yorkshire: Heritage Show+Tell.  This uses a very effective format: 3 minutes, 3 slides per speaker.  No long presentations to write, no big commitment of time, a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

The projects all had some relevance to my work at Bradford: discovering the history of fashion and business, using a dyeing garden to help offenders, AR and sculpture, art gallery outreach, exploring Yorkshireness, and amazing use of audio-visual in historic theatres.  Find out more about the event and the speakers here.  The talks were followed of course by WINE AND SNACKY THINGS.

We also had a chance to see the stores at the venue, the Leeds Discovery Centre.  My knowledge of museum collections tends to focus on local and social history, so I was delighted that our hostess was…

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