Month: March 2015

A very modern family archive

Posted on 26 March 2015 by lizgloyn

My post this week will be last from me until September, because I’ll be on maternity leave from next Monday! This will be our first baby, and so I am making that strange change from being a part of a family to having a family of my own, from child to parent. There are all sorts
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Who or what is a curator?

Posted on 17 March 2015 by Vicky Crewe

By Vicky Crewe, Principal Investigator, Cardiff University       Curator: ‘one who has the care or charge of a person or thing’; a ‘steward’, a ‘keeper’, a ‘custodian’ Archive: ‘a place in which public records or other important historic documents are kept’; ‘a historical record or document’ As part of the Family Archive Project, we’re posing
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Pieces of Paper

Posted on 9 March 2015 by Laura King

By Laura King, Project Co-Investigator, University of Leeds What are the most valuable things that people keep? In my last post I talked about how the most mundane aspects of a house – such as a cupboard door – can function as a ‘family archive’. Since that time, I took part in a work shop
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