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Welcome to the Museum Librarians and Archivists Group (MLAG) formerly the London Museum and Librarians Group (LMLAG)

Lloyd’s Register Foundation Heritage & Education Centre Workshops

These events are free and will be held in April and May 2018 at the historic Collcutt building at 71 Fenchurch Street.  Further details from Sean Clemenson,, +44 (0)20 7423 2786

How to use the Register of Ships – Mon 23 April

How to research your Lloyd’s Register family -Tues 24 April –

Using Ship Plans and Surveys – Wed 2 May

General Q&A session with the public – Friday 4 May


Directory of Digitisation Funding Sources

MLAG Conference 2017 – Promoting Museum Research

Presentations from the 2017 MLAG Conference (“Promoting Museum Research”) held at the British Museum on 14.12.17 are now available to view on the new MLAG events page.

Please select the reading view or slideshow to view the presentations.  Some presenter notes can be viewed using the normal view option.

There are also links to the two repositories featured in the case studies and to a storify edition of the @MLAGuk tweets from the day.

Archives & Access Toolkit – Practice sharing resource now online

The Archives & Access project (2012–2017), funded by the Heritage Lottery and Tate, concluded this year. The project provided digital access to over 52,000 pieces from Tate Archive, and developed a range of outreach and participatory activities in order to support learning with archives at Tate Britain, on the Tate website, and with partners across the UK.

In order to share knowledge and experiences of all aspects of the project with others who are underway with – or considering embarking upon – digitisation initiatives, we have published the Archives & Access Toolkit on the Tate website.

The toolkit contains information on the approaches taken to all aspects of Archives & Access, including:

  • Funding and project management
  • Project design and development
  • Publication of materials
  • Supporting learning with archives

We found practice sharing and conversations with colleagues from across and beyond the sector to be invaluable when developing Archives & Access.  In that spirit, we hope this toolkit will be a useful resource for others working with archives, digitisation, and outreach.

Any questions about the project or the toolkit should be directed to

Hannah Barton (on behalf of the Archives & Access project team)