#Love Archives Part 2

While the official 2017 #ExploreArchives event finished in November we didn’t quite manage to get all our #lovearchive film clips ready in time and we’ve been excitedly waiting for them ever since. And here they are – because who wouldn’t want to start the year with a bit of archive appreciation.

Click here for our first round of clips.

First up is volunteer, and DMU Masters alumna, Kyonnah, talking us through her experience of working on our volunteer project, cataloguing and re-packaging the National Art Slide Library:


Next, Director of Library and Learning Services, David Parkes, explains why he thinks archives are so important while looking at some stunning architectural drawings – for a library of course!


Next is Gemma, an undergraduate English student; having spent the autumn with us on a work placement for one of her modules, her discovery of archive joy has now happily led to her volunteering with us.


And last, but by no means least, is Steven Peachey, once Archives Assistant, now Information Assistant, showing off one of his favourite collections, a set of beautiful slides featuring scenes of Japan in the 1930s.

If you would like to see any of the collections featured in our videos please do get in touch!

Looking forward to Explore Your Archives 2018 already!