Brunel University London Archives
Brunel University London Archives launched ‘Unlocking the secrets of slavery and abolition’. The exhibition, with ‘The Slave Book’ as its centrepiece, illustrated the education of enslaved children in the British Caribbean.
Museum of Croydon
Museum of Croydon developed the ‘Queer+ Croydon’ project as part of a year-long programme to showcase the area’s diverse communities. An online exhibition included artworks created by local artist Mark Goldby in response to items from the museum’s collections.
Royal Thames Yacht Club
The Royal Thames Yacht Club appointed their first ever archivists to work on their collection relating the history of British yachting. The collection has now been sorted and cleaned, with cataloguing and packaging now in progress.
The Sainsbury Archive held a World Cup of Yoghurt Flavours on Twitter, utilising digitised images of 24 yoghurt flavours from their historic product range. Almost 1,200 people voted in the final to crown Strawberry and Vanilla the winner!
Southwark Archives successfully submitted the Crutchley Archive, the records of an 18th century dyeing firm, to the UNESCO UK Memory of the World Register. They worked in collaboration with an international group of textile historians to achieve this and received funding from the Worshipful Company of Dyers and the National Manuscripts Conservation Trust.
Wiener Holocaust Library
The Wiener Holocaust Library relaunched ‘The Holocaust Explained‘, a digital education resource that aims to teach schoolchildren about the Holocaust. Hundreds of unique archival resources are integrated into the website to help students visualise the period and explain key concepts.