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Image showing a pirate costume for "Robinson Crusoe", performed 1886

Costume from “Robinson Crusoe” performed at the Avenue Theatre, 26 December 1886. Part of the Theatre & Performance Archives, Special Collections & Archives, University of Kent.

Welcome to the new APAC blog! Each month, we will be showcasing treasures from our members’ collections and revealing the work being carried out in archives, museums, and libraries to support their discovery.

Did you know that the Association of Performing Arts Collections (APAC) has members across the UK and Ireland, ranging from national institutions to universities to local archives and individual enthusiasts? You can find out more about our members on the members section of the website.

But what do these members do, and how do they work together to preserve, promote and link up the precious but ephemeral heritage of performance? You can find out in our feature post on Archives Hub, which includes insights from some members about their collections and objectives.

We look forward to sharing more highlights with you in future and hope that you’ll enjoy exploring members’ collections with us.

If you’re a member of APAC and would like to contribute to the blog, please email us at info@performingartscollections.org.uk.

If you’re interested learning more about APAC, please take a look at the About section of our website. For membership enquiries, take a look at our Members pages.