Special Event: Business Records at the London Metropolitan Archives

1 07 2014

Business As Usual…

London Metropolitan Archives

Friday, 4 July 2014 from 10:15 to 16:30 (BST)

London, United Kingdom

Discover the treasures to be found in the extensive business archives held at LMA which date back to late 15thcentury. There will be presentations on George Daniels, watchmaker; Chubb and Son, lock and safe manufacturers and Standard Chartered Bank as well as discussion breakouts with Business Archives Council, Cass Business School and Outhouse London.

  • Find out about the importance of business archives to academic, local and family historians, business researchers, teachers and young people alike.
  • Find out more about caring for business archives within a business, or in a deposited environment and using them to advantage.
  • Find out more about the important contribution made by LMA volunteers in making these records available.

*Bring a picnic*

**Please note that tickets to all LMA events are non-refundable**

Programme –

  • 10.15-10.45 am – Arrival – refreshments
  • 10.45-11.00 am – Welcome to LMA – Geoff Pick, Director of LMA / Richard Wiltshire, Senior Archivist LMA
  • 11.00-11.40 am – ‘All in Good Time’: the archives of George Daniels, world-renown watchmaker. Andrew King, horologist and cataloguer, The Clockmakers’ Museum and Educational Trust of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers
  • 11.40 am – 12 noon – Tea break
  • 12.00-12.45 pm – Victorian defence against burglars: insight into Chubb and Son, lock and safe maker archives. Dr David Churchill, Teaching Fellow in Social History, University of Leicester; Pam Dobby, LMA volunteer
  • 12.45-2.00 pm – Lunch Break (bring a picnic)
  • 2.00-2.45 pm – Science, Diversity and Engaging young people about the City of London’s Global reach – archives of Standard Chartered Bank. LMA Development team – Maureen Roberts, Howard Benge and Symeon Ververidis
  • 2.45-3.15 pm – Tea break / exhibition of selected items / optional tour. Richard Wiltshire
  • 3.15-4.00 pm – A Valuable Resource

    Short panel introduction and breakouts sessions:

    1) Advice on keeping and researching business archives – Dr Mike Anson, Chair, Business Archives Council

    2) A depositor’s experience and vision – Julie Parker and Mavis Seaman, Outhouse London (formerly managed the Drill Hall, Camden performance arts space)

    3) Educating young inspiring business students – Professor Clive Holtham and Angela Dove, Cass Business School, City University

  • 4.00-4.30 pm – Feedback from breakout, actions and conclude



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