This is where we keep you informed about all the latest developments at Janice Tullock Associates.
Exploring football heritage
After working on motorsport and hockey heritage this year we are turning to football in December. Supporting the development of a new museum by Mather & Co, we are running a consultation process with fans at Tottenham Hostspur.
Reviewing collections at Edinburgh University
Alex and Janice undertook a review of collections for Edinburgh University in November.
South Yorkshire Archives working together
We began work in September 2016 to investigate how the Archive Services in South Yorkshire can work better together to deliver a better service.
Major Yorkshire project to encourage family history tourists begins
Emma Parsons and Janice have begun working with Archives for Yorkshire to investigate how they could encourage & support ancestral tourists. Working with every archive service in Yorkshire and family history societies, we look forward to learning more about this growing area.
Staffordshire History Centre secures initial support
We are thrilled to have helped Staffordshire History Centre to reach a first stage pass for a grant of over £4 million. See more here.
Evaluation of the National Cataloguing Grants Programme
May 2016 sees the start of an evaluation of the National Cataloguing Grants Programme. Janice will work with archive services across the country to assess the achievements of the scheme.
The National Archives Programmes Review
March sees the start of a review of programming at The National Archives. The organisation is looking at how it attracts new audiences and Janice and Emma Parsons are excited to be involved.
Royal Voluntary Service Archive
Work has begun on the review and options development for the RVS Archive. Covering the history of the Charity since its formation in 1938, this archive has been assessed as being of national importance. We will be working with the charity to explore options for a sustainable future.
South London Gallery
We have begun working on a project which will convert an important former fire station to new gallery space. Alongside this the gallery's archive collection will be conserved and made more widely available.
Cheshire Archives and Local Studies
Janice has begun work with Cheshire Archives to assist them with planning for their future development, starting with staff and user workshops in June 2015.
Commendation for project
The Universty of Huddersfield project Heritage Quay, received a commendation from the Royal Historical Society in their Public History Prize. Its always lovely to see projects we have been involved in being recognised.
Kent Mining Museum
Janice and Emma Chaplin have begun work with Betteshanger Sustainable Parks to establish a Kent Mining Museum. We are currently surveying collections, prior to helping the stakeholders plan how they can best manage their collections.
Silverstone Heritage Live
Janice, Emma Parsons and Marge Ainsley have started work with the British Racing Drivers Club to develop a heritage offer for the Silverstone Racetrack. We will be helping the team to develop an Activity Plan for their funding bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Funding Success - Guildford Cathedral
Guildford Cathedral heard this week that they have been successful in securing £4.6 million funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Janice helped the project by assessing the needs of the archive collection and designig a project to digitise and make the collection accessible.
New Client -
Janice and Emma have recently begun to work with Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Archive Service to clarify their vision for the future development of the service. We will also support them in developing future plans and funding bids.
Project celebration - Archive Service Accreditation
Janice and Katrina were thrilled this week to attend a celebration at the House of Commons, of the first Accredited Archive Services. The team developed the project from scoping through co-creation and piloting to launch. Congratulations to all the successful services.
Funding success - Leeds University
Janice, Emma and Jael were thrilled to hear this week that clients, University of Leeds have been successful in securing a grant of £1,385,800 from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The project will create a showcase exhibition for the treasures of the collection. We have helped the team to put together a strong Activity plan and programme of work. We look forward to seeing the project develop.
New client - The Derby Collection
Janice and Alex began work this week to prepare the private collections of the Earls of Derby for transfer to Liverpool Record Office. They will be preparing an outline list of the collection and advising on any closure periods required. The collection records events in Liverpool, Lancashire, in the UK government and abroad over a number of decades. We are excited to be working on a collection of such importance to Liverpool and the nation.
Funding success - £1.5 million raised for archive traineeships
April 2014 was a bumper month for fundraising success at Janice Tullock Associates. Two clients, The National Archives and the Scottish Council on Archives have both secured funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to provide traineeships for new entrants to the archive sector workforce. JTA worked with both clients to consider how they would manage their projects and how they would work together to deliver alongside one another. The final product were two detailed training plans that describes the planning and future management of the projects. We wish the projects and future trainees the best of luck!
New clients - From Cathedrals to Water
Janice is pleased announce a batch of new projects & clients. Firstly we have been working for United Utilities in Warrington to list and sort the records of former water boards in the region. We are providing advice on potential homes for the records in local record offices and creating a list of the collections prior to transfer.
This week sees the start of work with one new and one returning client in the local Government sector. St Helens Council have asked us to complete the evaluation of their HLF project Open Doors. At the same time we are beginnning work with Oldham Council in assessing their storage requirements for museum and archive collections.
Finally we have secured commissions with Guildford Cathedral and Warwick County Council for the summer ahead. Looking forward to another busy and hopefully sunny, summer.