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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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Garrick Preserved

Following on from the wonderful welcome APAC received from Artistic Director Greg Doran at our recent annual Study Day at the Royal Shakespeare Company, in this month’s blog he tells us about his experience observing the conservation of “The Apotheosis of Garrick”. The artwork held in the RSC collection, is now on display at the […]

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“ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE”: Digitising the Archives of Shakespeare’s Globe

Our March blog comes from APAC institutional member Adam Matthew Ltd. The academic digital publisher discusses the digitisation of the performance archives of Shakespeare’s Globe. Shakespeare’s Globe is renowned worldwide for the iconic reconstruction of the original Globe Theatre and as a place of radical theatrical experiment. Over the past few years, we here at […]

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The ‘Creative People’ Project: Enhancing the Research Potential of Theatre Collections

This month Jim Ranahan, Archivist at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust (SBT), explains how a joint project between the SBT and the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), will facilitate access to the professional and personal archives of three significant figures in the 20th century theatre industry. As reported in APAC Newsletter Number 8 (Summer 2018), the newly […]

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Shakespeare Uncut: Talking to Strangers

This month we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Refugee Week with a blog from Rossella Black – Librarian at Shakespeare’s Globe – who explains how Shakespeare’s ‘Strangers’ Speech’, from The Book of Sir Thomas More, is as relevant today as it was in the Elizabethan era.   ‘..the right to travel, is not a privilege […]

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When is a “man playing a bugle” not a man playing a bugle?

Philip Milnes-Smith is a trainee Archives Assistant at Shakespeare’s Globe and this month he shares with us his experience of problem-solving around the digitisation of illustrations documenting the reconstruction of the Globe Theatre – a project initiated by the American actor, director and producer Sam Wanamaker. Although it is twenty years this year since the […]

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Marking 1616: A Momentous Year – Shakespeare’s Globe Library & Archive

As 2016 draws to a close, Jacqui Grainger (Librarian) and Victoria Lane (Archivist) reflect on a momentous year at Shakespeare’s Globe. This year at The Globe has been momentous, as the epic theatrical adventure of taking Hamlet to every country on earth, built to a crescendo in early May. This was, of course, in celebration […]

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