New catalogues available are
The Kent Institute of Art and Design Publications Collection, consisting on annual reports, research projects and general prospectuses. Available on Archives Hub
The Kent Institute of Art and Design Student Union Archive, consisting of 1990s Student Council minutes. Please note that they may be susceptible to data protection. Available on Archives Hub
Medway College of Design Archive is available on Archives Hub
Bulletins, newsletters and staff minutes are currently being catalogued to the Farnham School of Art and West Surrey College of Art and Design.
Further detailed cataloguing is commencing on Medway College of Design student sketchbooks, and Canterbury College of Art and School of Architecture, Architectural magazine, CASA and the Epsom and Ewell School of Art and Technical Institute
Material has been boxed in acid free boxes, with melinex sleeves, brass paper clips.
Preservation workshops for staff will be taking place at all campuses through February – March
Listing and accessioning training
Listing and accessioning training have taken place for library staff. Newspaper indexes have been set up.
Policies and procedures
Guidelines for identification of special collections and rare books approved. A draft Preservation Policy to be available by April
Staff and student outreach
Talks ongoing with Fine Art and MA Curation, Canterbury
Collections Gems Seminar being arranged to tie in with National Library Week – to showcase rare books, Ed Ruscha American Artist and Photographer rare book collection, and items from Canterbury’s institutional archive
Exhibitions and displays being set up around all five campuses of the Tessa Boffin Archive for LGBT Month February (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender)
A proposal of a display of the history of Surrey Art Schools (Epsom, Guildford, and Farnham) accepted at Surrey History Centre. To take place August – September
Work ongoing with Epsom Public Library to display Artist Books April, with a lecturer from UCA giving a talk
Proposal to be submitted to the Kent History Library Centre for LGBT Month, February 2014
Work ongoing with heritage institutes in Canterbury
A collection of textile books from the 1980s, from the estate of Lynne Dennis, a previous member of the Embroiders Society
An archive and special collection relating to Working Class Artists in the 1980s-1990s, and women artists