Engaging with the archive

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Presentation by Jo Elsworth, University of Bristol. Given at the London Museum Librarians and Archivists Group conference "Not Museum Pieces" 10 September 2009.

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Engaging with the archive

  1. 1. Engaging with the Archive: The Experience of a University Museum Jo Elsworth
  2. 2. <ul><li>University Museums </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Collections at University of Bristol </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Theatre Collection </li></ul>Map of London from Civitates Orbis Terrarum, published by G Braun and F Hogenberg, 1572. National Review of Live Art, 2009. (All performances recorded on miniDV)
  5. 5. <ul><li>Our role </li></ul>Above: University Summer School for the Visually Impaired Left: Students consulting a model of the Studio Theatre
  6. 6. <ul><li>Teaching: Primary Research Skills </li></ul>The Room , 2007. Photographer: Graham Burke The Room , 1957 Photographer: Unknown
  7. 7. <ul><li>Teaching: Creative Engagement </li></ul>Undergraduate Production, The Exhibitionists. 2008 Photographer: Graham Burke Eric Jones Evans’ Make Up Box
  8. 8. <ul><li>Research: Cultural Stagings </li></ul>Tree as Fagin, Oliver Twist, 1905 Poster advertising first study day (2008)
  9. 9. <ul><li>Research: 2MP Project </li></ul>Cornish Ordinalia , Bristol Drama Dept. 1969 Medieval Players Archive, Deposited 2009
  10. 10. <ul><li>External Collaboration: Bristol Old Vic </li></ul>Theatre Royal Auditorium c 1950. Richard Southern Collection Redevelopment works 1972/3 Bristol Old Vic Archive
  11. 11. <ul><li>Collaborations with Practitioners: National Review of Live Art </li></ul>Anne Seagrave Jamais Vu, 2007 . Photographer: Manuel Vason
  12. 12. <ul><li>Contemporary Challenges: Franko B Archive </li></ul>Franko B and his archive, Toynbee Studio, London. 2008
  13. 13. <ul><li>Franko B archive </li></ul>Franko B. Mama I can’t sing, 1995 (left) Franko B. I Miss You , 2000 (above) Photographer: Manuel Vason
  14. 14. <ul><li>Franko B archive </li></ul>Plus papers, photography, artwork, A/V recordings (various formats), digital media and an apple mac along with clothes, objects, props and other “bio-hazards ”
  15. 15. <ul><li>The Drama Research Centre </li></ul>NVB Architects: Street View

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