Archives for London Change in Seminar dates from January 2019

From January 2019, AfL Seminars will be held at LMA on the 4th Wednesday of each month. November Seminars will be held at LMA, and December will be a moveable feast, falling as it will in the Christmas period. Archives for London works closely with its ‘home’ archive and base, London Metropolitan Archives. The AfL… Read more »

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Funding opportunity from the Mayor of London: Culture Seeds

AfL members and visitors to AfL’s website may be interested to know of a new fund for London’s local community groups: Funding opportunity from the Mayor of London: Culture Seeds These small grants may be of particular interest to archives that have friends groups or that work closely with local history or other community groups…. Read more »

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Festive Seminar and Demonstration of Faraday’s Candle Power

7th December Seminar 5.30-8.30 pm – extension of an hour to advance us into the Christmas spirit. A reminder that the seminar on 7th December is also the AGM, from 5.30 to 5.45, followed by Frank James’ entertaining demonstration of Faraday’s candle lectures. Do come in festive mood as we have an extension to 8.30pm… Read more »

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Thank you to the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries

Our last seminar was held at the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries.   The Society have had archivist Dr Sharon Messenger on loan for a day each week for the last year from the Royal College of General Practitioners to mark the Society’s 400th anniversary. We learned a great deal about the Society, including that Agatha Christie… Read more »

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Booking is now open for the next AfL Practical

HLF Funding Archives and Outreach – The Salters’ History and Heritage project Practicalities at the Salters’ Company The Heritage Lottery grant of £98,500 awarded to the Salters’ Company has enabled them to open up their unique archive collection through a brand new schools programme and a line-up of tours and events for the wider public,… Read more »

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Volunteer opportunity at London Metropolitan Archives (LMA)

Are you available about half a day each week to volunteer at LMA? LMA is looking for someone to oversee an important archive project, ‘A Place in the Sun’. This project is creating an index of people, places, business names and occupations set out in the fire insurance policy registers of the Sun Fire Office so that people can readily find registers and policies of interest to them.

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TWA Heritage Digitisation Grant returns

Following strong interest and some excellent applications last year, the TWA Digitisation Grant has relaunched in 2017. This year the fund offers grants of up to £5000 for UK archives, libraries and museums to digitise their collections. The TWA Digitisation Grant is open now and welcomes applications from public, private, business and charity archives. Last… Read more »

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