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2021 Membership cycle change

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we’ve decided to push our 2021 membership cycle back a few months. We usually start inviting subscriptions in November, but this year it falls in a period of acute stress and uncertainty for many of our members. So, we decided that the wisest and kindest thing to do was to […]

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APAC Covid-19 Blog Series: Resources for Re-opening, Advocacy, Funding and Practical Guidance

The galleries, libraries, archives and museums across the UK and Republic of Ireland that make up our membership have all been affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. Whether you’ve fully reopened, are tentatively returning to work or your performing arts collections are closed for now, we’ve gathered together guidance, support and best practice from across our […]

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Culture Swap Blog Series

In this special series of blogs we hear from participants of our maiden Culture Swap initiative. The project matched APAC members across institutions and geographical locations to shadow and learn from each other. Participants met colleagues in the sector, studied how they work and found out more about their institutions and projects, in order to […]

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CULTURE SWAP BLOG SERIES

In this special series of blogs we hear from participants of our maiden Culture Swap initiative. The project matched APAC members across institutions and geographical locations to shadow and learn from each other. Participants met colleagues in the sector, studied how they work and found out more about their institutions and projects, in order to […]

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APAC COVID-19 BLOG SERIES: Coffee Roulette Round Two

We’re pleased to announce, in our second blog of this series, that following the success of our first Coffee Roulette, we are launching a second round and its going to be even bigger and better! Round One It was clear from the results of our COVID-19 Impact Survey we circulated a few weeks ago, that […]

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APAC COVID-19 Blog Series: How We’re Supporting Our Members

I hope that you are keeping well during this time. Thank you very much to our members who completed the COVID-19 Impact Survey we circulated a few weeks ago, relating to the pandemic’s affect on performing arts collections. As a result, we are launching a new APAC COVID-19 Blog Series, accompanied by email communication and social […]

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Culture Swap Blog Series

In this special series of blogs we hear from participants of our maiden Culture Swap initiative. The project matched APAC members across institutions and geographical locations to shadow and learn from each other. Participants met colleagues in the sector, studied how they work and found out more about their institutions and projects, in order to […]

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Archives for Families: Encounters with the Royal Opera House

This month’s blog comes from Stephanie Rolt, Archivist at the Royal Opera House, London as well as our very own APAC Secretary extraordinaire! Here Steph tells us about the ways her team engages families with their archive collections and the trial and error steps it took to establish successful family activities. Public Engagement at the […]

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Inspiring Learners at The Red House

Our third blog of 2020 comes from APAC member Dr Christopher Hilton, Head of Archive and Library at The Red House in Suffolk, who tells us about using their collections to inspire learning and creativity. The Red House, former home of the composer Benjamin Britten and his partner the tenor Peter Pears, is a historic […]

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Consultant’s Plans to Southbank Landmark: the TPC Archive at the National Theatre

In our second blog of 2020, Max Hopkinson, Assistant Archivist at the National Theatre Archive tells us about the newly catalogued Theatre Project Consultants (TPC) Archive which charts the story of the now iconic National Theatre building. It is nearly six decades since the National Theatre Company under Sir Laurence Olivier gave their first-ever performance […]

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