Tag: collection

Mapping Collections, Bristol Fashion: The Vaughan Postcards

Historic Mapping, the Vaughan postcard collection and community volunteers. Our series of Workshops to map collections with confidence are continuing throughout May. At our Bristol workshop, City Archivist Julian Warren shared the lessons learned from mapping the Vaughan Postcards Collection. Here, he tells us more…. The Vaughan Postcards collection The Vaughan collection consists of almost 10,000 postcards […]

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 […]

Preparing records to share on Know Your Place

In Top Tips this time we turn our attention to growing the Know Your Place map in a different way – by adding to the Community Layer.   Putting your information on the Map With six counties now mapped onto Know Your Place – and extra map layers being added soon – its time we […]

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 […]

Swans Maps & Project news: Update 6th JULY 2016

July Project News It’s July already? Just where has the time gone? We’re pleased to update you on what we’ve been up to over the past few weeks. Happy Anniversary! It’s celebrations all round, with Know Your Place Bristol recently passing its 5th birthday, and the Know Your Place – West of England project turning 1 […]

Spring Project Update: 4th April 2016

We Spring into Action It has been a very busy few weeks as we get stuck-in to the next phase of work for the project. In mid-March we held our third Partners Progress meeting in Taunton, attended by 12 representatives of 7 partner organisations, with a lively discussion and consultation on future work. Through the month we ran […]

What makes the Cut? Choosing maps for Know Your Place

Peter Insole reveals the selection criteria for maps added onto Know Your Place. Know Your Place (KYP) was created in 2011 with funding from English Heritage (now Historic England) with the intention of sharing as much information about the history of Bristol as possible. One of the main historic sources we wanted to make available […]

Hidden Gems – Revealing the rich heritage to be discovered on Know Your Place

By Peter Insole, City Design Group, Bristol City Council This is one of 600 images from the Braikenridge Collection that can be viewed on Know Your Place. The collection of early nineteenth century images is held at the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery and although many of them have appeared in books over the years, […]

Who Left That Hole There? The pitfalls of digitisation

by Dr. Philip Hatfield, Lead Curator, Digital Maps, British Library   Providing increasing amounts of historic content online is an important part of what modern collections do. The reasons for this are simple, digitisation allows collections to be used in different ways and, perhaps most importantly, makes the information they contain available to users who […]