As part of International Archives Week we are taking a look at some of the posts we’ve written about the document and archive collections in our care and the work we do. Today we’re taking a look at some of the posts we’ve written about what we get up to when the public aren’t in the department.
1. Behind the Scenes…Shelving Project part one: It’ll get worse before it gets better
In 2017 we undertook a vital project which saw us replace the shelving in our Archive area to helps us take better care of our collections. Replacing the shelving meant we had to temporarily move all of the items on the old shelving…
2. Armed Forces Exhibition 2016
Together with the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon we attended the Armed Forces Exhibition put on by the North Devon Veteran’s Association on various occasions, here is what happened back in 2016
3. Stocktaking 2014
Closure periods or stocktaking are an important part of the work we do in Archives. It allows us to do many things which we aren’t able to do when we are open to the public. This is what we got up to in 2014.
4. Behind the Scenes…Shelving Project part two
This was the culmination of the shelving project we carried our which would not have been possible with a very small but dedicated group of volunteers who help us to move all of those collections!
5. Behind the Scenes…A New Look for the Department
Another important part of the work we do is making our collections available to the public. An important element of this is our public search room which has gone through a few facelifts over the years. This was our most recent transformation which involved moving every book and book case, replacing tables and chairs, giving the department a lick of paint as well as doing other work behind the scenes!