The time is fast approaching for Archive Awareness 2010. In previous years, combining Archive Awareness with Heritage Week proved very successful. In view of this, we are continuing to forge closer links with Heritage Week, organised by the Heritage Council every August. The aim of this is for archives services to host an event for Heritage Week and Archive Awareness jointly in order to maximise limited resources and available publicity. We have been in touch with the Heritage Council who have assured us of their continued support.
I am delighted to confirm that Archive Awareness Campaign will be launched during Heritage Week on Wednesday 25th August at 6pm in the National Archives, Bishop Street by Professor Roy Foster. Archive Awareness Campaign will continue through to the end of September 2010.
The theme for this year’s Archive Awareness Campaign is ‘Discovery – Archives in Science,Technology & Medicine’. As always events relating to any theme in your Archive is welcome. Further information is available on www.archiveawareness.com
Culture Night takes place during our Archive Awareness Campaign also. Last year many archive services took part in culture night. Thisyear Culture Night takes place on Friday 24 September. Further information is available on www.culturenight.ie
I look forward to a very successful Archive Awareness Campaign 2010 and hope to hear from you soon about upcoming Archive Awareness Events. I will be in contact over the coming weeks with further news on invitations, distribution of flyers and posters for the Campaign.