Creative use of archive

Thursday 6 October 2011, 1.30pm - 6.00pm
Siobhan Davies Studios, London

About this seminar

The Creative use of archive seminar was aimed at arts organisations and artists from across England who have existing archive content that they want to be able to share with an audience on a digital platform, or who want to explore new ways of engaging with archive content. The seminar drew on a mixture of arts sector case studies and discussions about the many opportunities and issues associated with archive content.

The seminar aimed to:

  • share insights into the use of archive to engage new audiences
  • explore the appropriate approach to negotiating rights clearances


Speakers included:

  • Roly Keating, Director of Archive Content, BBC
  • Andrew Nairne, Executive Director Arts, Arts Council England
  • Dr Paul Gerhardt, Digital Archives Associate for Arts Council England, Archives for Creativity
  • Professor Sarah Whatley, Professor of Dance, Coventry University
  • Cassandra Carias, Senior Associate, Harbottle & Lewis LLP
  • Naomi Korn, IP Consultant
  • Siobhan Davis, Siobhan Davis Studios

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Who was this seminar for?

This seminar was aimed at people working within arts organisations and also for artists. Delegates were asked to think about digitising their archives or working with archive to engage new audiences.

Visit the dedicated minisite for more information, videos and resources from previous events and to join the dicussion.