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The D-Word: tips and tricks for digitising library and archive collections

MLAG Conference 2015 #mlag15

Friday 24th April Wellcome Collection Conference Centre, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE

Providing online access to library and archive collections has never been more important for promoting and increasing awareness to our hidden treasures.  At this conference we want to explore:

  • how museums and art galleries can start the digitisation process and demystify the often complex world of digitisation, no matter what your budget
  • case studies from museums and art galleries who have begun digitising their collections, and highlight particular areas of interest or successes in these projects.

The conference will include presentations, poster sessions and a panel discussion as well as tours of the Internet Archive digitisation suite (numbers for the tours are strictly limited and must be booked in advance).

Tickets are priced at £15 and all are welcome, please see the link below for the full programme and ticketing information:

National Art Library Vacancy – Reading and Study Rooms Manager

The National Art Library at the Victoria and Albert Museum is advertising for a ‘Reading and Study Rooms Manager’:

Please pass on to anyone who may be interested. Deadline for applications is the 27th February and interviews will be held on Monday 16th March 2015.

Symposium: The Black Subject: Ancient to Modern

Tate Britain, Clore Auditorium

Saturday 21 February 2015, 11.00 – 18.00

£20, £14 concessions

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From characters from ancient mythology to the birth of modernism, this symposium takes an interdisciplinary approach, exploring relationships between artists and models, multi-racial interwar communities, historical subjects, sexuality, gender and the work of previously neglected artists.

The aim is to take a broad historical sweep, using the Tate collection as a starting point for a discussion on depictions of people of African and Asian decent in British art, tracing a journey from subject to subjectivity. Speakers include Dr Caroline Bressey, Dr David Dibosa, Kimathi Donkor, Prof.Partha Mitter Dr Miranda Kaufmann, Jan Marsh, SI Martin, Dr Roshan McClenahan, Dr Temi Odumosu, Dr Gemma Romain and Dr Florian Stadtler.

For more information click here.

The Equiano Centre, Department of Geography UCL, has been awarded funding from the AHRC to provide a limited number of grants for travel expenses for postgraduate students and community scholars to attend events in the series Black Subject: From Ancient to Modern. Find out more about grants for travel expenses.

Project Coordinator – Archives and Access Project


Tate’s aim is to increase public awareness, understanding and enjoyment of British art from the 16th century to the present day. Successful in our Heritage Lottery Fund bid for the Archives & Access project, we are changing the way people engage with Britain’s cultural heritage, through a programme of digitisation and engagement. More information about the project can be found at

A large percentage of the project has been completed so, as Project Coordinator, you will be responsible for coordinating the remaining strands of the Archives & Access project, including the delivery of the final outputs and content, initiating and managing organisational learning activities, coordinating press and dissemination activities, supporting the transcription project, and ensuring the completion of project documentation and succession planning.

You will ensure the project is delivered on time, to budget and to the highest quality. You will work collaboratively, maintaining the relationships that have been built across Tate and with volunteers, trainees and external partner organisations.

This position is offered on a fixed-term contract of 12 months.


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