Managing, preserving and displaying community archives

A one-day course aimed at individuals, groups and organisations seeking guidance and support on how to manage and exploit archive collections.

What's it about?
10 November 2017
University of Leicester
£75 (£50 for students, see below to book student places)

There are many voluntary groups, small museums, and other organisations that hold archive collections, but do not have the resources to employ a professional archivist. This course provides those involved in the management and use of these collections with practical advice on how to preserve and make best use of them.

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain practical skills in archival document handling and preservation of archive collections.
  • Understand the importance of cataloguing procedures and processes; be equipped with the skills to implement basic cataloguing on own collections
  • Increase knowledge of funding/ fundraising opportunities available for archives
  • Greater understanding of best practice when exhibiting archive collections

The day will take place in the Kirby and West Special Collections Reading Room at the David Wilson Library, University of Leicester, and comprise a mixture of presentations, hands on activities and opportunities to engage with real archives.

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Friday 10 November 2017, 9.30am - 5pm


The David Wilson Library, University of Leicester

Prices and Booking

  • We are delighted to be able to offer places on this course for only £75 per person. The price includes course materials, refreshments and lunch during the day.
  • We have a limited number of places available for registered students at the special price of only £50 (including lunch, refreshments and course materials). For further information and to book a student place email
  • To book a place on the course visit Shop@le. Payment by invoice can be arranged by contacting Pete Alfano on or 0116 223 1987

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