National Archives: How the archives have opened up for new users. A way for museum?
Andrew Payne, Head of Education & Outreach, The National Archives:
Formidlingsseminar 2013 Museet på Tværs, tirsdag den 12. marts 2013, kl. 14-14-45
The National Archives of the UK is one of the great archival collections representing 1000 years of British, European and World History. Whilst the value of this archive for studying traditional histories of high politics, international relations and military conflicts is well recognised, the collection can also support more diverse histories relating to social and cultural issues, migration, gender, religion, and LGBT (sexual orientation). The Education and Outreach Department is actively engaging with new audiences through a combination of traditional and digital outreach to encourage them to discover the true diversity of our collection. In addition we are working intensively with History teachers to develop their skills in using archival material in the classroom withstudents who will become next generation of users and historians.