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Free Workshops to help you put your Collections on the Map

Does your organisation hold historic collections relating to your area? Do you want to make these more publicly accessible online? Map your collections onto Know Your Place with confidence, at a FREE workshop organised by the Know Your Place – West of England project team. Discover how to use Know Your Place as a digital resource for […]

Announcing the Launch of KYP Somerset! Now available online

Putting Somerset on the Map KYP Somerset: We are delighted to announce that Know Your Place Somerset is now available online For the first time, historical maps of Somerset are now freely available online thanks to the Know Your Place West of England project, supported by National Lottery players. From Minehead to Wincanton and Frome […]

Free Workshops to help you put your Collections on the Map

Does your organisation hold historic collections relating to your area? Do you want to make these more publicly accessible online? Map your collections onto Know Your Place with confidence, at a FREE workshop organised by the Know Your Place – West of England project team. Discover how to use Know Your Place as a digital resource for […]

Developing and testing our learning resources!

We’re going back to school! Alice Millard describes the steps being taken to trial and test our vibrant schools learning pack… We are in the process of developing our Know Your Place learning pack and have been putting together a range of exciting, initiative activities that support local heritage learning, with advice from partners Pete Insole from ‘Local Learning’ and […]

At the Archives #2 What conservators did next: Safe Storage

What conservators did next Safe Storage In the second of her blog articles, Collections Care Conservator Rachel Wales reveals the steps taken to provide safe storage for historic tithe maps conserved for the Know Your Place project: Rachel’s story “The excitement is building – we are now so close to the Gloucestershire tithe maps becoming […]

Spring Newsletter 2017

Spring News from Know Your Place As we leap forward into Spring, we are pleased to update you on the latest Spring News and our plans in the Know Your Place project for the coming months.   Project Springs Forward as Map work nears end With less than 100 maps left to crop, we’re well on […]

Gloucestershire Gets Going! Mapping collections onto Know Your Place

Our series of Workshops to help you map your collections with confidence are now in full swing.   At our first workshop, at The Museum in the Park in Stroud, Julie Courtenay shared the experience of mapping at Gloucestershire Archives. Here, she tells us more…. The workshop in Stroud was a great opportunity to share […]

At the Archives #1 A minimalist approach

At the Archives #1 A minimalist approach In the first of two blog articles, Collections Care Conservator Rachel Wales reveals the preparatory conservation work behind-the-scenes at Gloucestershire Archives to prepare historic tithe maps for digitisation by the Know Your Place project: “At Gloucestershire Archives, we gather, keep and share the documentary history of two counties […]

Spring Events 2017

Announcing our exciting programme of public events across the West of England this Spring. As the first signs of Spring start to appear, we have been busy putting together a fun and varied programme of events that will bring our team out and about across the West of England region in the coming months. From […]

Full Steam Ahead! January 2017 Newsletter

Happy New Year! We are pleased to update you on the latest news in the Know Your Place project and how we’re going full steam ahead with our plans in the coming months.   Full Steam Ahead! We are delighted to introduce you to our newest team member, Alice, who has joined us for the exciting […]

Unexpected adventure in the Archives

In our latest guest blog, Marian Carroll shares her experience of mapping archival collections onto Know Your Place – and the unexpected adventure this inspired. Marian Carroll is a volunteer working at Gloucestershire Archives with her husband, David. Back in June 2016 they received training in preparing collections for mapping onto Know Your Place. They have been putting […]

Christmas Newsletter: Update 16th December 2016

Reflecting on the Year In our last newsletter of 2016, we take time out from the Christmas rush to reflect on what we have achieved over the past twelve months.   Four Counties now mapped onto Know Your Place   In early February we began the growth of Know Your Place. KYP South Gloucestershire was […]