Archives across Wales will be celebrating and showcasing the best of archives and archive services between the 18th of November and 25th of November 2017 and the Library of Wales will be taking part.
Explore your Archive Campaign aims to open the phenomenal archival collections held by organisations – public and private – across the UK and Ireland, whatever their size and scale, and wherever they are, usch as the one at the Library of Wales.
The campaign is owned by the sector itself and delivered by a wide range of partners and stakeholders, including The National Archives (UK) and the Archives and Records Association (UK & Ireland).
Linda Tomos, Chief Excecutive and Librarian, The National Library of Wales said:
“Visiting an archive can take you on an adventure and you may end up discovering much more than you imagined. Archives enable all of us to discover the stories, the facts, the places and the people that are at the heart of our communities”
Join us on the 15th of November for a full day of events celebrating our archives and collections. A Gallery Talk: On the trail of King Arthur with Maredudd ap Huw will he held at 11.15 a.m followed by a lunchtime lecture Locating the Legends: Archaeological Tales from the Royal Commission’s Archive at 1.15 p.m.
Archives are full of fascinating content to read, touch and explore, and most of it isn’t available online. Take time to explore archives – you’ll be amazed to find what lies within.
About the Library of Wales:
We are a legal deposit library, which means we have the right to a copy of every publication printed in Britain and Ireland.
But did you also know that our collections include the following?
- 7,000,000 feet of film
- 250,000 hours of video
- 6,000,000 books and newspapers
- 40,000 manuscripts
- 1,500,000 maps
- 150,000 hours of sound
- 950,000 photographs
- 60,000 works of art
- 1,900 cubic meters of archives
You can search these collections online. Some collections have been digitised and can be viewed online. You’ll find further information along with a list of resources on our NLW Resources page.
Whether you’re interested in fashion, sport, food or UFOs, there will be something to inspire you in archives. To find out more about archives, and how you can start your own adventure visit www.exploreyourarchive.org and www.llgc.org.uk