Tag Archives: archive

Accessing a new collection: initial thoughts

Posted by Ellen Higgs ‘On Wednesday 22nd June 2016, a small uncatalogued archive of Martin William Frederiksen’s collection of 35mm slides, photographs and negatives was transferred from Worcester College, Oxford to the Institute of Archaeology. Martin William Frederiksen was in international scholar, … Continue reading

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35mm slide project

Like many teaching institutions, we have a huge 35mm teaching slide collection. It was once in constant use, but now 35mm slides are a redundant technology, and questions have to be asked about whether the collection is worth the space … Continue reading

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Looking Deeply to Date the Past

Although the HEIR Project archive now has more than 15,000 images, only a tiny fraction of this number arrived with specific dates in their caption. When we come across a picture with a caption such as this one of Oxford, … Continue reading

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Archival conundrum: to keep or not to keep?

One of the most difficult tasks in archiving (as in archaeology) is deciding what to retain, and what to dispose of (or put on the spoilheap). Similar underlying principles govern both disciplines. Firstly, the research agenda: what is the archive … Continue reading

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Being Human Festival Part 2: LiveFriday at the Ashmolean

As we mentioned in a previous post, we love LiveFriday at the Ashmolean and were delighted to be invited to do a special display of our lantern slides for the latest event, which just happened to co-incide with the Being Human Festival … Continue reading

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