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Exploring HLF Community Based Archive Project: The George Padmore Institute

On 28th March we held a joint event with the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) at Bruce Castle.
The idea behind the event was to showcase our current Dream to Change the World archive project as a successful HLF-funded project and to share lessons and advice with groups who are thinking of applying for HLF funding or who are already in the process of applying for a grant.

Dig My Archives! School Project

Looking back at our successful Dig My Archives! project working with 2 local primary schools, it makes you realise how expert young students are at creating and structuring their own sessions! All those frantic hours planning the logistics of group visits, working out how best to convey the role of the archivist etc. Choose some suitable documents and the level of curiosity is enough to start a roller coaster. Before long, you are following the students as they carve out their own path to discovery.

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