Monthly update of project progression

Cataloguing

Brief catalogues of the Kent Institute of Art and Design, Surrey Institute of Art and Design, Maidstone College of Art and Design, West Surrey College of Art and Design and University of the Creative Arts are available online http://community.ucreative.ac.uk/article/37587/Collections-and-Catalogues

Preservation

Re-housing of collections are on-going

A Care and Display of Books workshop at the Natural History Museum was attended

New deposits

Graduation photographs from the 1990s have been deposited at Rochester Library

Material from the Kent printing press is expected at Maidstone on the 19th October

Talks are being made with the Estate Services regarding building plans and photographs

Archival Guidelines and Policies

A deposit agreement and draft special collections policy are awaiting approval. The need for a retention policy for permanent preservation material has been identified and research is ongoing for it to be drawn up.

Staff and Student outreach

Fine Art MA students have been communicated with. A third year fine Art student has expressed expressed in being involved

Material from Rochester is being used in student inductions. Talks with MA students and further research students have been arranged in Farnham

External outreach

Contacts have been made with Maidstone History Centre, Kent University, Canterbury Cathedral, Farnham Museum, Farnham Library, Surrey University, Epsom Library and Ewell Local History. Opportunites for exhibitions and collaboration have been identified

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