Passing on learning about archiving to volunteers

The fantastic senior archivist at Dudley Archives Richard Lewis taught some of our volunteers the value of archiving at the end of November. Richard showed us how documents, photographs should be handled and ephemera looked after and kept, what temperature they should be kept at and how to display our items and keep them from damage. These along with the many legalities around copyright and community archives were a few of the wonderful ways in which we learned so much from this experienced professional. Everyone left enthused about archiving and keeping a record of history!  It was a great day at our dedicated archive space at the Guru Tegh Bahdur Gurdwara. We are very fortunate to have this space  archive space in the most densely populated area for Punjabis in the City of Wolverhampton. Thank you Richard Lewis! - Anand Chhabra

 Our volunteers at Apna Heritage receive teaching on archiving by Richard Lewis

Our volunteers at Apna Heritage receive teaching on archiving by Richard Lewis

 Richard Lewis in full swing teaching volunteers about how to secure photos and ephemera for the future.

Richard Lewis in full swing teaching volunteers about how to secure photos and ephemera for the future.

 Volunteers engage with Richard about archiving information and ask questions.

Volunteers engage with Richard about archiving information and ask questions.