1st year Student Training

Researching Archives at the British Library

Researching Archives at the British Library


Wednesday 16 March

Approaches to Object Based Scholarship in the Art Museum

National Gallery

10.00  Coffee and registration

10.15  Introduction

10.30  Cataloguing and looking at paintings as physical objects

10.45  Understanding paintings as physical objects – the importance of condition

11.35  Crowdsourcing and online collection catalogues

12.00  Q&A session

12.30  Lunch (participants to make their own arrangements)

13.30  Approaches to collections research

14.00  Evaluating order flagyl online research databases – practical session

15.00  The Archives and Access Project

15.30  The Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue/CDA research on the Scharf archive

16.00  Close

Thursday 17 March

Researching Objects and Material Culture 

British Museum


10.00  Coffee and Registration

10.45  Thinking with things and Reading Objects

11.30  Group Work on objects in PhD projects

12.30  Lunch (participants to make their own arrangements)

13.30  Finding Things – Databases and Documentation

14.15  Understanding how objects came to museums

15.15  Round table with current CDP students

16.00  Next Steps

16.30  Close

Friday 18 March

Researching Archives and Documents

The British Library

10.00  Registration

10.30  Introductions

11.00  How to research archives

11.30  Breakout sessions

13.00  Lunch (participants to make their own arrangements)

13.45  Using our catalogues for archival research

14.45  Tea

15.00  “How I learnt to stop worrying and love the archives!”

15.30  Closing remarks

15.45  Close



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