Friday, 19 April 2013

Images from the A2SN 2013 conference - 12th and 13th April

The 2013  Archives and Artefacts Study Network Conference was held on the 12 and 13 April at the London Metropolitan Archives and the Museum of London Docklands. Academics, Archivists, Amateurs and Archaeologists from various organisations attended to explore how they could work together to further our knowledge of business history, discover previously unknown sources of information and utilise archives to their full potential. A productive, interesting and enjoyable time was had by all and we look forward to the conference in 2014.


Richard Wiltshire (LMA), Keith Harcourt and Dr. Roy Edwards introduce the conference.
Geoff Pick, Director of the London Metropolitan Archives, welcomes delegates to the archive.
John Scott of the Postal History Society talks about the use of Postal History.
Keith Harcourt
Vicky Parkinson and Dr. Adrian Steel discussed the archival holdings of the British Postal Museum and Archives.
Jeremy Smith of the London Metropolitan Archives talking on the construction of the
Metropolitan Railway 1863

Kevin Sheahan of the London Metropolitan Archives talking on the construction of the
Metropolitan Railway 1863
Tamara Thornhill talks about the archives held by Transport for London.
Richard Wiltshire gave a tour 'behind the scenes' of the London Metropolitan Archives.
Richard Wiltshire talks about the Chubb Archive which is held at the London Metropolitan Archives.
Pam Doddy described volunteers' work on the Chubb Collection at the LMA.
Dr. David Evans discusses locks and the Lock Collector's Association.
ClaireTwinn, Global Functions Archives Manager at HSBC, giving her talk on the HSBC archive.
John Purser describing the work of the Banking History Society

 DAY 1 - Evening Reception

John Scott, Chairman of the City of London Corporation's Culture, Heritage and Libraries Committee, welcomes delegates to London's Guildhall.


Kenneth Ayres, Chief Commoner of the City of London, spoke about the richness of the City's business archives.


Professor David Perrett of the Greater London Industrial Archaeology Society talked on 'The Remains of London's Business.'
Dr. Mary Mills discussing the industry of Greenwich.
Claire Frankland, archivist of the Port of London Archive, talks about the archive and how the river was run.

Professor Sarah Palmer of the University of Greenwich presents on the 'Running the River' project, investigating stakeholders and the environmental governance of the River Thames, 1960-2010.
Dr. Vanessa Taylor who is also working on the 'Running the River' project
Tim Procter, curator of archive and library collections at the National Railway Museum, discussed railway ephemera (with Dr. Roy Edwards).
Tim Procter of the NRM
Beverley Cook, curator of Social and Working History at the Museum of London talks about cataloguing Ephemera.
Dr. Kevin Tennent and Dr Simon Mollen talk about the challenge of reconstructing business' history without using archives.

Richard Herbert, of the Herbert Group, discussed his company's 250 year history and its archive.

Dr. Roy Edwards and Keith Harcourt close the conference.