Tag: archives

Up for the Challenge: South West Heritage Trust’s Take 10 Challenge

Planning your projects to map collections onto Know Your Place can be daunting. Which is why it is important to start with small steps. In this blog, Eve Bickerton of the South West Heritage Trust describes how their team took the Take 10 Challenge to put Somerset’s heritage on the map. The South West Heritage Trust […]

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 […]

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 […]

Digital Exhibition touring West of England to help Know Your Place

Announcing the launch of our digital touring exhibition Have you ever wondered what makes a place the way it is now? Or wished you could travel back in time and discover how an area has changed?   KYPexplore is a cutting-edge digital exhibition giving an insight into the history of the places where we live, work […]

Announcing the launch of Know Your Place in Wiltshire, Bath & NE Somerset and Gloucestershire

Know Your Place project puts three more counties on the map For the first time, historic maps and heritage data of Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, and Bath and North East Somerset are now freely available online in one place, thanks to the latest expansion of Know Your Place West of England. From Stonehenge to Swindon, Keynsham to the Cotswolds, Salisbury plain to […]

Showing off the Best of the West: Plans for our Touring Exhibition

Sharing our plans for the touring exhibition. Since June we have been working with our appointed exhibition designers – Hotrod Creations and City Insights – to develop ideas for the exhibition, work out what will go in it and decide where it will travel. What we want the exhibition to do The aims of our exhibition are very similar […]