Explore Your Archive: The National Archives Campaign

Explore Your Archive caption from toolkit byThe National Archives

Explore your Archive is a campaign to encourage exploration of different organisations’ archives by local communities

‘The aim… is to take audiences on a journey of discovery. We want them to explore their interests and at the same time discover their (local) archive to find out more about the fascinating stories that lie within’.

Every fortnight on this blog as part of this campaign UCA will be exploring the history of the academic classes at each of the six Art Colleges through mergers to the West Surrey College of Art and Design, Surrey Institute of Design, University College for the Creative Arts, and finally the University for the Creative Arts.

Stories will be collated until the 16 November 2013 where there will be a week of displays and events

Classes to explore will include Architecture, Fine Art, Time Based Media, Animation (created by Bob Godfrey), Graphic Design and Photography. It will chart the development of the course, the student experience, and trace the lives of ordinary students.

Also included will be case studies and ideas for how the material can be used for inspiration and artistic purposes

Material related to this campaign will all be made available as one story, on UCA’s Storify Account http://storify.com/LibraryUCA/explore-your-archive-at-uca

Guildford School of Art Art Class, undated [1970s] Guildford School of Art Art Class, undated [1970s]

Reblogged from the UCA Archives blog.

GSA Archives and Collections will be running similar initiatives for the Explore Your Archives campaign… watch this space!