After training in a number of repositories across the UK Pamela qualified as an Archivist from Liverpool University in 1995. Since then she has been responsible for a range of collections including higher education, museum, business, private, and local authority archives. Pamela has always really enjoyed the practical elements of heritage and collections, and getting people involved. As a consequence she has more recently diversified, working in the Volunteer sector, and on a large scale community learning Heritage Lottery funded project. Pamela's current post is Project Development Officer, Libraries. Museums & Galleries, for South Ayrshire Council, with the aims of developing these services, and engaging communities through grant funding, partnership working, exhibitions, learning, interpretation and specific events. Pamela also volunteers for Ayrshire Federation of Historical Societies as their Secretary.
What's going on in our community
Yesterday we hosted an engaging live chat about archives , with a host of expert guest who have worked with everything from photos and glass plate negatives, to sound recordings, and even seal blubber stove smoke-stained diaries, maps and letters! It was great to hear about the variety of routes... read more
As part of the HLF South East England Team’s focus on LGBT+ Heritage, we welcome Beth Asbury, the project manager for Out in Oxford , to have a chat with us. The Out In Oxford project, based at the Pitt Rivers Museum, created an LGBT+ Heritage Trail across all of the University of Oxford’s... read more
We have compiled a short handout containing top tips for planning and delivering a project focused on, or involving, community archaeology. It covers: The archaeology project life-cycle Types of activities that can be included Rough guide to costs and support needs Important points to consider... read more
HLF recently spoke to Sado Jirde , Director at the Black South West Network (BSWN), about the HLF-supported There IS Black In The Union Jack project (#ThereISBlackInTheUnionJack). Sado, There IS Black In The Union Jack is a film and history project by BSWN which looks at the relationships between... read more