Visitors in the Keeper's Gallery

18 February 2014


The Keeper's Gallery at The National Archives is hosting two hours of free mini-talks at particular displays in the gallery. This is your chance to:

  • meet the Keeper in the gallery
  • see original documents on display
  • find out more about the exhibits from the experts
  • ask the experts questions

Schedule of talks

14:00 Meet the Keeper, Clem Brohier, in the Keeper's Gallery
Overview of the gallery by Juliette Johnstone, Museum Coordinator

14:15 Nelson Mandela display by Dr Dan Gilfoyle, Diplomatic and Colonial Records Specialist

14:30 The UK's entry to the European Economic Community display by James Cronan, Diplomatic and Colonial Records Specialist

14:45 Charles I's trial display by Dr Adrian Ailes, Medieval and Early Modern Principal Records Specialist

15:00 Behind the scenes conservation: exhibition and display by Kate Narewska, Loans and Exhibitions Co-ordinator and Amy Sampson, Preventative Conservation Technician

15:15 Break

15:45 'Great Escape' from Stalag Luft III POW camp in 1944 display by Clive Hawkins, Military Records Specialist

16:00 Tallies to taxation display by Dr Nick Barratt, Head of Medieval, Early Modern, Legal, Maps and Photographs

16:15 Eighteenth century Americas maps display by Rose Mitchell, Legal, Maps, Plans and Photographs Principal Record Specialist

16:30 End

Places are limited to 15 people per talk, to book please email and specify whether you would like to book for the whole event or which talk/talks in particular you would like to attend. There may be some places available on the day - come to the gallery for the talk you wish to attend and enquire. We will meet for each talk at the entrance to the gallery. Please arrive a couple of minutes early.

Talks will be given while standing around the display cases. If you require a seat please state this in your email.

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