“To Infinity & Beyond?” – The Aviation Archives Conference

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12th February 2020 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Aerospace Bristol
Hayes Way
Bristol BS34 5BZ

This one-day conference is for everyone who cares for the industry’s paper-based and electronic collections, both large and small. It aims to highlight these records’ importance and inspire ways forward in preserving and promoting them to a wide variety of new and established audiences.

Speakers include:

      • Keynote Speaker: Prof. David Edgerton, Kings College London and author of “England and the Aeroplane”.
      • Michael Lombardi, Boeing archivist and historian.
      • Graham Rood on Farnborough Air Sciences Trust’s work to rescue and promote the Royal Aircraft Establishment collections.
      • Amy Seadon on Aerospace Bristol’s projects to engage children with STEM.
      • Ally McConnell on how Gloucester Archives won a large grant to make Dowty’s archives more accessible.
      • Andrew Lewis on working with Brooklands Museum’s volunteers.
      • Howard Mason on the business drivers for maintaining and exploiting the BAE Systems network of archives.

Plus there will be an opportunity to visit the new Aerospace Bristol galleries and archive, and see the National Aerospace Library’s conservation volunteers in action.

The conference will also introduce the Aerospace and Aviation Archives Initiative (AAAI) and its work. The AAAI comprises representatives from organisations, museums and corporate collections and aims to promote the preservation of, and access to, Britain’s records relating to aerospace and aviation.


Getting to Aerospace Bristol

The post code does not take you to the museum so check out their website first - https://aerospacebristol.org/find-us


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