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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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Celebrating Our Fortieth Anniversary!

To round off our blogs for 2019 we look back at the year that saw us celebrate our fortieth birthday. Founded in 1979 as the Theatre Information Group London (TIG), APAC is now a registered charity and membership organisation for professionals, specialists, and other individuals working with or interested in performing arts heritage in the […]

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Heads Will Roll: An NT Archive Spooktacular that’ll have you saying #OhMyGourd!

WARNING: Contains gory photographs! For all you ghosts and goblins, we’re creepin’ it real with this blood curdling blog, not for the faint-hearted. Fran Horner, Archive Assistant at the National Theatre Archive, explores a slightly #Unboolievable object held in their collections. I have worked in the Archive at the National Theatre for just over a […]

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‘Someone Inspirational’: Sam Wanamaker’s Centenary

This month we hear from Victoria Lane, Library & Archive Manager at Shakespeare’s Globe about celebrating visionary actor & director Sam Wanamaker, in the year he would have turned 100. The reconstruction of the Globe Theatre is due to the determination and persistence of one man, Sam Wanamaker. This year sees his centenary and the […]

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Albert Speaks! Capturing 150 Years of Performance

Our June blog comes from Alex Duthie, Project Officer for the Albert Speaks! Oral History Project at the Royal Albert Hall Archive. Here Alex shares the aims of the project and some of the many memories of performance at the Hall he has captured. In 2017 the Royal Albert Hall Archive launched a unique oral […]

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THEATRE TREASURES: NATIONAL THEATRE ARCHIVE UNBOXED

In our February blog, Erin Lee, Head of Archive, National Theatre, explains how a new exhibition being staged at the London theatre, is celebrating the 25th birthday of its archive and responses to the treasures held within. In 2019, the National Theatre Archive turns 25. Established in 1994, the Archive aims to document, preserve and […]

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The Contribution of the Popular Entertainment Sector to the First World War

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, the National Fairground and Circus Archive, at the University of Sheffield, have mounted an exhibition on the role of popular entertainment during the Great War. Arantza Barrutia, Collections Manager, tells us more in this month’s blog… In 1914 escalating political tensions and power […]

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