Dynamic things are happening in the Cultural Collections section of the UoN Library. Cultural Collections staff members have embraced technology to promote and highlight a collection of eclectic, rare and interesting items. Many have been recently showcased on radio, television, blogs and digital media.
Archivist Gionni Di Gravio recently gave a radio interview about ‘Local Treasures - The Newcastle Narrative’ on 1233 Radio, broadcast on 21st August 2012.
Past and present UoN images
Next time you’re in the Auchmuty Library, take time to wander through the Cultural Collections area to view current exhibitions. You may see intriguing images of past (and present) staff and students at events such as Autonomy Day, which was the focus of a recent exhibition. Missed it? Catch up with Festival of Autonomy – 2012. You can view images, videos and the background to the exhibition.
Newcastle will feature in Episode 5 of the forthcoming Television Series from Tony Robinson’s Time Walks.
The series starts on the History Channel Mondays at 7.30pm from September 10 to November 12. Cultural Collections staff worked closely with the producers and researchers providing information from our blogs, Snowball images from our Flickr site and expertise from the Coal River Working Party.
Rather learn about history in person?
Cultural Collections have an ongoing Seminar Series throughout Semester 2, 2012.
Get list of free seminars from local and international visiting scholars here!
Exhibitions, curating of collections and presentations in Cultural Collections are backed by solid research, such as that carried out on an historic painting.