The Archives & Records Association both holds and participates in many events throughout the year. Below you will see our complete programme of regional and themed training events with booking details

ArchI’ve learnt: Engaging with archives, ARA Scotland event
Aug 08

ArchI’ve learnt: Engaging with archives, ARA Scotland event


  • ArchI’ve learnt: Engaging with archives

    8th August 2019, 10:30 - 3:45

    Venue: Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee, Old Hawkhill, Dundee, DD1 5EN 

    Event Description:

    Are you looking for new ways to engage children or students with your collections? This event will provide those working in archives with ideas and inspiration by showing some of the resources already available in Scotland and examples of what has worked in other archives. Whether you have years of experience of using your collections as educational material or are wondering where to start, we would love to welcome you to discuss the possibilities! With presentations from learning and engagement professionals from Historic Environment Scotland, the Scottish Council on Archives, the University of Dundee, the National Records of Scotland and the Highland Archive Service, there will be something of interest to everyone at this event.


    10:30 - Registration and coffee

    11:00 - Introduction

    11:15 - “SCRAN - Archival Ingredients for Learning”

    Jackie Sangster, Learning Manager, Historic Environment Scotland

    11:45 - “The Dramatic Archive”

    Douglas Roberts, Education Development Officer, Scottish Council on Archives

    12:15 - Lunch (not included)

    1:15 - “Inform, inspire, illuminate: using archives in university teaching”

    Dr Jan Merchant, Senior Archivist, University of Dundee

    1:45 – “Go Forth! Digital learning resources: from glass plates to 3D scans”

    Tessa Spencer, Head of Learning, National Records of Scotland

    2:30 - Tea/coffee

    2:45 - “Mining the Archives: inspiring creative writing in Highland schools”

    Lorna Steele, Community Engagement Officer, Highland Archive Service

    3:15 - Q&A session with all speakers

    3:45 - Close

    This event is free to ARA members, please email to confirm your place.

    Non-members can attend the cost is £20.  Book Online and pay here. 


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  • Date & Time
    Aug 08 2019 at 10:30 AM - Aug 08 2019 at 03:45 PM
  • Location & full address
    Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee, Old Hawkhill, Dundee, DD1 5EN
  • Event Admins
    Lorraine Logan