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Archives and Records Association heads to Leeds

The 2019 Archives and Records Association (ARA) Conference will take place at the Queens Hotel, Leeds, 29 August.

The event’s theme for 2019 focuses on the future, with three main streams including: information governance; archives and records; media and digital; and conservation. Daily themes include careers, workplace, and profession.

Keynote speakers include Dr Alexandra Eveleigh, of the Wellcome Collection and Wellcome Trust, who will speak about the future of professional recordkeeping. Dr Ros Lynch of the UK Intellectual Property Office will update on digitisation and copyright (and the digital single market), artificial intelligence, rethinking your records and archives as assets and cross-border IP transfers after the UK leaves the European Union.

The final day will see J. Willgoose, Esq., the inspiration behind the innovative art-rock band Public Service Broadcasting, or PSB. He aims to inspire delegates to think differently about archives and records and see a wider potential for creative and educational impact. He will draw on PSB’s back-list of material using NASA and Soviet space records, the archives of the coal mines of south Wales and the latest EP, White Star Liner, based on the eponymous shipping line, among others.

The annual conference will also see the ARA host a Gala dinner to celebrate winners of this year’s ARA’s Awards for Excellence, one-to-one professional development sessions for ARA members, a visit to the Marks and Spencer archives building in Leeds and a reception at the Royal Armouries museum.

For details of the programme, venue and to register, click here.