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#ArchivesRock - treasures from the Sedgwick Museum Archive

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Sandra is the first Professional Archivist at the Sedgwick Museum and has recently been sorting through the collection of documents of the earliest days of the Sedgwick Club. The catalogue can now be discovered online http://archiveshub.ac.uk/data/gb590-sgwc

The Museum Archive comprises over 2000 boxes of unique and irreplaceable records – including the pencil sketches of Italian Artist Agostino Scilla (1629-1700), the field Notebooks of Adam Sedgwick (1785-1873), the photograph albums of Petrologist Alfred Harker (1859-1939), and the maps and slides of William Deer (1910-2009). One of the largest Archive collections is the Cambridge Svalbard Exploration Collection, detailing expeditions throughout the 20th Century, led by Dr Brian Harland (1917-2003).

Sandra will be talking about some of the treasures uncovered since 2010, and the processes involved in enabling access to archive records and their long term preservation for future generations.

19th-26th November is the National ‘Explore Your Archive’ campaign when a number of archive related events will be happening across the UK. http://www.exploreyourarchive.org/ Sandra will be hosting a ‘pop-up’ event at the Museum on Saturday 26th November, when members of the public can visit the museum and ask for advice about how to care for their family archives.

All welcome to attend, free for members of the Sedgwick Club, £2 for non-members. Refreshments provided!

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