May 4, 2016





The UK Registrars Group is a forum for communication and co-operation between registrars and professionals in other fields related to the work undertaken by registrars.


Over the last few months, Consultant Archivist Ltd have been advising the UK Registrars Group re...

February 13, 2015

I have recently joined the publications committee for the forthcoming volume: Art Researchers’ Guide to London.


The Art Libraries Society of the UK and Ireland (ARLIS) has established this new series based on cities in the UK.  The books describe major collections of a...

October 24, 2014

Finally up after all these months - St Peter's College, University of Oxford guest post by museums professional Cate Watson about The Oxford Knee Archive project.  


















Thanks to Sean Rippington (St Peter's College Archi...

September 3, 2014

The new volume of Wiltshire Studies (WAM) includes an article researched and co-authored by Dr Andrew Plant and myself.  I first met Andrew when we were working at the Britten-Pears Foundation in Aldeburgh.  He was Curator of Art, and we connected over our appreciation...

August 25, 2014


Are you interested in learning how to organise training days? Not sure how to run a workshop session? Keen to get more involved with ARA and contribute to your professional development? Then the ARA Facilitators Training Day is for you.


The ARA Training Group are runn...

July 16, 2014

June and July have passed in a flash - a blur of conferences, training sessions, essay marking and overseas travel.



Over the last few months I have been organising and delivering Archives and Records Association (ARA) Copyright Core Training sessions across the countr...

May 11, 2014

In April, the University of Leicester BA in Humanities and Arts Year 1 European Architecture students visited the Oxfordshire History Centre.  The event was organised in collaboration with Hannah Jones (Archivist), who kindly produced a display of material relating to...

April 25, 2014

We are currently working on a project for the Church Monuments Society, which involves repackaging and listing the material, but also negotiating terms of deposit and project-managing the collection move.


The Church Monuments Society was founded in 1979 to encourage th...

April 10, 2014

 On April 26th 2014, we will be taking part in a round table at the University of Leicester.  The event is organised by HistoryLabPlus, a network that supports early career historians (ECHs) and independent researchers by providing access to training and networkin...

March 26, 2014

The Oxford Knee is the joint collection of John O'Connor, Lecturer and later Professor of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford, and the late John Goodfellow, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford.  Together, they designed...

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