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Creating the best business archive: conference papers

The International Council on Archives, Section on Business Archives recently held its annual conference in Milan on the theme of creating the best business archive. The presentations from the conference are now available on the ICA website. Follow the link below

Posted on: Thursday, 23rd July 2015
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Anatomy of a Merger: The Archives of GEC Traction

Anatomy of a Merger: The Archives of GEC Traction is a new archive project at the National Railway Museum in York. It has been funded by The National Archives Cataloguing Grants Programme.

The GEC Traction Archive is the largest collection at the National Railway Museum consisting of 1571 boxes of records and four filing cabinets of glass slides and microfilm. The project began in February this year and will continue until September 2016.

For updates on the project take a look at the NRM blog:

Posted on: Tuesday, 14th July 2015
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Mad Men features classic Coca-Cola commercial

For the final episode of the American television series Mad Men, which recently aired in the UK, the writers used one of the most celebrated adverts of all time. The fictional Don Draper could not possibly have bettered the impact of Coca-Colas Hilltop commercial, so it was a great idea just to borrow it. Hilltop quickly became a legend and the story behind it is recounted by Coca-Cola archivist Ted Ryan in the following blog

Posted on: Tuesday, 30th June 2015
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M&S Company Archives shortlisted

The M&S Company Archive has been shortlisted for the public vote as part of Museums at Night.

The natonwide competition will provide the winner with the opportunity to work with artist Alinah Azadeh at an event in October 2015.

Fin out more about the competition.


Posted on: Saturday, 23rd May 2015
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Westland Centenary

Throughout 2015 AgustaWestland will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of aircraft production. The Westland Aircraft Works of engine manufacturers Petters Ltd came into being in response to the demands of the First World War. In 1935 the works gave its name to Westland Aircraft Ltd, which became a celebrated name in aircraft manufacture. While the business has changed over time and continues to evolve, it remains based at the Yeovil site where it was established in 1915.

Follow the link to learn more about Westland100.

Posted on: Friday, 8th May 2015
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