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Sainsbury Archive launches online catalogue

The Sainsbury Archive at the Museum of London Docklands has launched an online catalogue at:

The catalogue comprises more than 19,000 records descriptions and 2000 digital images, along with authority records for the key people and places with links to Sainsburys, including details of historical store locations.

Posted on: Wednesday, 17th September 2014
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Save the Wedgwood Collection

The Wedgwood Collection, one of the most important industrial archives in the world and a unique record of over 250 years of British art, is under threat of being separated and sold off. The Art Fund now has the opportunity to purchase it for the nation intact, provided the final 2.74m of a total 15.75m fundraising target can be raised by 30 November 2014.

Find out more about the collection, why it is under threat and how you can help:

Posted on: Wednesday, 3rd September 2014
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Free online course using the M&S Company Archive - Innovation: the Key to Business success

M&S Company Archive has partnered with the University of Leeds to develop a new and exciting online course using their rich archive collection. The 'Innovation: The Key to Business Success' course launches Monday 15 September and matches archive case studies with research from the University to highlight how innovation happens in different scenarios.

Find out more about the 'Innovation: The Key to Business Success' course or sign up here:

Posted on: Wednesday, 3rd September 2014
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AGA History Channel launched

This month has seen AGA launch a history blog at the same time as its first AGA London shop in Spitalfields. Once again, new product development and innovation have been informed by an awareness of a rich heritage in history and archives. Visit the site for more information and look out for the downloadable publication AGA-Rayburn: A heart-warming story.

Posted on: Monday, 14th July 2014
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Business Archives Council Conference 2014

Let the Right One In? - Challenging Perceptions of Access to Business Archives

This years BAC conference will be held on Thursday 13th November 2014 at the Elgar Room in the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP.

The aim of the conference is to discuss ideas and issues around access to business archives. It is intended that the results of the conference will form a BAC policy statement on Access - a resource designed to assist managers, professionals and users in the field. Speakers this year include:

  • Maria Sienkiewicz, Barclays Group Archive
  • Christopher Hilton, Wellcome Library
  • Duncan Campbell-Smith, business historian
  • Kiara King, Ballast Trust
  • Rachael Griffin, Pentabus Theatre Company

The conference will be followed by drinks to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the BAC.

For more information and details on booking please visit the BAC website:

Posted on: Saturday, 12th July 2014
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