On 30th September, Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre hosted a conference jointly organised with The National Archives. This was held as part of Archiving the Arts, Explore your archives and Arts in Wiltshire.
This conference brought together examples of the most innovative arts projects currently taking place in archives across the south west and provided archivists and artists with a chance to meet and discuss opportunities for working together in the future. Creative practice is a great way to unlock community interest in archive collections and archives contain a vast storehouse of inspiration for artists.

The event was part of network of regional workshops which will be held throughout the UK.

In this section you will find some of the presentations, papers and documents from the day:


Wiltshire and Swindon Definitions and distinctions (PDF, 0.11Mb)

University of Bristol creative intervention part 1 (PPT, 3.39Mb)

University of Bristol creative intervention part 2 (PPT, 15.72Mb)

University of Bristol creative intervention part 3 (PPT, 4.17Mb)

Definitions and distinctions: making art, making heritage Wiltshire&Swindon history centre (PPT, 1.31Mb)

The National Archives and archiving the arts (PPT, 0.65Mb)

Artists in the archives tool kit (DOC, 1.30Mb)

Artists in the archives case studies (DOC, 2.67Mb)

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