Summer 2019

Join us at our two wonderful events this July! AfL Summer Soirée – Keats House Join us as we gather for our annual Summer Soirée, this year hosted at Keats House in Hampstead! A warm welcome awaits us from Keats House Curator Rob Shakespeare: he will tell us about the house, Keats’ life and escort… Read more »

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AfL June Seminar

The Health of Children in Institutional Care in London 1890-1920 Wednesday 26th June 2019, 18.00 – 19.30 (doors open at 17.30) Huntley Room, London Metropolitan Archives. Using documents held in the London Metropolitan Archives, Dr Schneider will explore the health of children living in state and charitable institutions in the late nineteenth and early twentieth… Read more »

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AfL May Seminar

London Unspooled: Sounds from the Strongrooms The sonic history of London is slipping through our fingers. We possibly have less than 15 years to save a century of analogue audio recordings before degradation and the horrors of ‘sticky shed syndrome’ render them lost forever. London Metropolitan Archives is one of ten hubs across the UK… Read more »

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AfL April Seminar

The Turner Bequest at the National Gallery Wednesday 24th April 2019, 18.00 – 19.30 (doors open at 17.30) Huntley Room, London Metropolitan Archives This talk will consider the history of the Turner Bequest at the National Gallery, starting by looking at Turner’s will, how it was contested by his relatives before the Court of Chancery,… Read more »

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AfL March Seminar

Is it really Albert’s Hall? How one woman’s determination shaped the evolution of the arts and sciences in South Kensington. Wednesday 27th March 2019, 18.00 – 19.30 (doors open at 17.30) Huntley Room, London Metropolitan Archives Prince Albert is forever connected to the great hall in South Kensington that bears his name, and has long… Read more »

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AfL February Seminar

Alderman Arnold fitz Thedmar – London’s first civic historian. Wednesday 27th February 2019, 18.00 – 19.30 (doors open at 17.30) Huntley Room, London Metropolitan Archives Arnold fitz Thedmar (1201-74) was a wealthy merchant and a second generation German immigrant who became an alderman and a spokesman for the German merchants in London. He was responsible… Read more »

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AfL Practical – Trade Directories

Join us in March for the first AfL Practical of the year! Wednesday 6th March 2019, 2pm – 5:30pm at Guildhall Library The Guildhall Library is the premier library for London’s history, and in conjunction with London Metropolitan Archives holds a spectacular collection of trade directories, from 1677 to the 1990s.This workshop led by AfL… Read more »

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AfL January Seminar

From Big Ben to the Liberty Bell: the archives of Whitechapel Bell Foundry Wednesday 23rd January 2019: 18.00 – 19.30 (doors open at 17.30) Founded in 1570, Whitechapel Bell Foundry is the oldest manufacturing business still in operation in the United Kingdom. The historic foundry in Whitechapel closed in June 2017. In preparation for the… Read more »

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Job Opportunity

This is posted on behalf of: Caroline Worthington, Director Royal Society of Sculptors. Full Role description below initial outline paragraphs. To apply, please send a covering letter outlining your experience and interest in the role along with a CV (no more than two pages long and including the names of two referees) to: archive@sculptors.org.uk Pioneering… Read more »

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Come and join us at the AfL Christmas Seminar!

The Worshipful Company of Musicians: Our Living Musical Archive Come and join us for our Christmas seminar on Thursday 6th December 2018 with nibbles, wine and music, 18.00 – 20.00 (doors open at 17.30) Can you identify the pictures in this post? They will all feature in Paul Campion’s presentation! The Worshipful Company of Musicians,… Read more »

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