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  • And that is why, with the exec team and the management board, we have defined our public task, very simply and clearly.We will fight for the public record. We’ll be there. In a tough funding environment for information and records management in government. Where departments have a huge volume of information assets to keep. When the archive sector across the country needs our help to ensure that they can meet their obligations to the record. When the public partly depend on us to get access to the transparent government they deserve.Our role is fundamental. We have the credibility to do this. And we have an important part in the government’s transparency agenda, as the front-line service for the public record
  • And that is why, with the exec team and the management board, we have defined our public task, very simply and clearly.We will fight for the public record. We’ll be there. In a tough funding environment for information and records management in government. Where departments have a huge volume of information assets to keep. When the archive sector across the country needs our help to ensure that they can meet their obligations to the record. When the public partly depend on us to get access to the transparent government they deserve.Our role is fundamental. We have the credibility to do this. And we have an important part in the government’s transparency agenda, as the front-line service for the public record
  • A typical example of African-Caribbean people using early photography. The girls are seated at the front appearing demure and ladylike, whilst the boys at the back are standing, one with his hand on his chin and the other looking outwards – the boys have strong masculine poses.
  • During February 1962 opposition political parties and the TRADES UNION COUNCIL (TUC) MOUNTED STREET DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST THE BUDGET INTRODUCED BY THE people’s PROGRESSIVE PARTY (PPP) Government led by CHEDDI Jagan’. ‘THESE CULMINATED IN RIOTS, ARSON AND LOOTING ON February 16 1962’. CO1069/363/1&2. Photographs taken by the British Guiana Police.
  • Andrew Payne, National Archieves

    1. 1. The Essential Archive?Developing Audience Diversity at theUK National ArchivesAndrew PayneHead of Education & OutreachThe National Archives
    2. 2. Is this the most boring page on the World Wide Web?
    3. 3. www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/about/our-role.htm
    4. 4. The National Archives is… Essential/Boring?• Government Department• Executive Agency• Ministry of Justice• Office of Public Sector Information• Her Majesty‟s Stationery Office• Historic Manuscripts Commissioner• Government‟s National Archive 13 Boring6
    5. 5. Is the world’s greatest archive really Boring 13 ?
    6. 6. 8
    7. 7. The National Archives’ Public TaskOur responsibility is for the government record, its past and future, its use and re-use, authentic, available and accessible to all9
    8. 8. Archives have the power to make us think!
    9. 9. Education & Outreach’s Public Task To make people say WOW! Hmmmm – this isn’t what I expected…11
    10. 10. How can we be Essentialand not simply Boring 13?
    11. 11. Step 1 – Build a Global Empire13
    12. 12. Step 2 – Photograph It “Governors to arrange for the taking of photographs of noteworthy buildings and scenery … together with individuals of various races peculiar to the colony.” Right Honourable 2nd Earl Granville Secretary of State for the Colonies 185914
    13. 13. Step 3 – Repeat Step 2 for 120 years to create35,000 images from around the globe15
    14. 14. Step 4 – Deposit in The National Archives16
    15. 15. Step 5 – Add to Flickr and issue a press releasewww.flickr.com/photos/nationalarchives/collections/72157632921688592/17
    16. 16. Africa Through a Lenswww.nationalarchives.gov.uk/africa18
    17. 17. Mass Media coverage in February 2011drove 750,000 views19
    18. 18. 20
    19. 19. Does a million viewson Flickr really make you Essential?
    20. 20. 23
    21. 21. How do you become really ‘Essential’?
    22. 22. The Essential Museum“If satisfying the user‟sinternalized questionsbecame the main missionof the museum, it mightthen become „essential‟.” Elaine Hermann Gurian The Essential Museum 200625
    23. 23. Caribbean Through a Lenswww.nationalarchives.gov.uk/caribbean26
    24. 24. ‘A Characteristic Group’Bahamas, Nassau 1890 CO1069/234: 49
    25. 25. Georgetown Riots‘Procession of people demonstrating in High Street,Georgetown’.CO 1069/363/1&2
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    30. 30. Caribbean Through a Lenswww.nationalarchives.gov.uk/caribbean33
    31. 31. St Mungo’s – Homeless Women’s Group34
    32. 32. Kingsway Project – Community Exhibition35
    33. 33. Cuming Museum – Intergenerational Project36
    34. 34. Haringey Project - Inspiring Caribbean Memories37
    35. 35. A step towards the Essential Archive?38
    36. 36. Andrew PayneHead of EducationThe National Archivesandrew.payne@nationalarchives.gsi.gov.uk020 8392 5319www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/education

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