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Casual Project Cataloguer – Unlocking Our Sound Heritage x2

We’re looking for experienced cataloguers who can quickly pick up and run with cataloguing audio collections with Bristol Archives’ Unlocking Our Sound Heritage (UOSH) team. Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, UOSH is led by the Br…

Flares, fires and destruction: The air raid of 24 November 1940

by Graham Tratt, Archivist 24 November 2020 marks 80 years since the first major devastating air raid on Bristol during World War Two. The raid and the damage it caused was recorded by local shipping inspector Leonard Pitman. Thanks to funding from the …

Practitioner brief: Film Editor for schools project

We are seeking a film editor to create four short films aimed at students aged 11-14 who are studying the British Empire and/or the 1947 Partition of India. Background We’re part of the British Library’s exciting national project Unlocking Our S…

UOSH changes the law!

by Katie Scaife, project manager, Unlocking Our Sound Heritage, Bristol Archives Unlocking Our Sound Heritage started off with many laudable aims, but changing the law of the land came as a surprise! One of our main aims for Unlocking Our Sound Her…

A day to celebrate: World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

by Katie Scaife, project manager, Unlocking Our Sound Heritage, Bristol Archives Get out the bubbly! Today – 27 October – is the UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage. This year’s theme is Window on the World, and couldn’t be more apt. …

Advice from the Archives: Caring for cassettes

Top tips to preserve your old cassettes by David Brookfield, Audio Digitisation Engineer at Unlocking Our Sound Heritage (UOSH) Believe it or not, cassettes are back. And chances are, you might have a few cassettes from a few years ago – if you…

Plan your visit

Bristol Archives has reopened. The searchroom will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and visits must be pre-booked. We are really looking forward to welcoming you back.