This is a recording of The National Archives’ ‘Archivist as Interpreter’ conference held at the British Library in March 2016. The conference explored the ways in which archivists and cultural heritage professionals interpret their collections.
Part 1: Morning session
Introduction: Jamie Andrews, Head of Culture and Learning, British Library
Keynote speaker: Paul Cornish, Senior Curator, First World War Galleries Project, Imperial War Museum
Panel talk: ‘Reaching out beyond the search room: how interpreting archives can attract new audiences and spark new interactions’
Kevin Bolton, Citywide Services Manager, Archives +, Manchester
Melissa Addey, Leverhulme Artist in Residence, British Library
Chaired by Rachel Foss, Head of Contemporary Archives and Manuscripts, British Library