Still a few places available at the following course. If interested,
please email the Society of Archivists training adminstrator, details below.
An introduction to Display
8th March 2004
Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch
Society of Archivists: Eastern Region Training Event
Registration will begin at 10.00. Sessions will start at 10.15, and finish
The event will be of interest to all archivists, but is aimed at those
involved in dealing with exhibitions and displays. No prior knowledge of
either subject is necessary.
· To provide a basic grounding on the topics
· To give the delegates a clearer idea about the issues involved
The trainer: Lionel Willis is a training designer. Since 1994 he has
worked as a major event organiser, freelance museum designer and is
maritime specialist to Bonhams Auctioneers. Working with the South East
Area Museums Service, he helped prepare the training package on Design in
Small Museums and spends part of his time delivering training packages to
mixed groups around s the country.
The course is aimed at the non-designer, and aims to provide the attendees
with a basic grounding in presenting a display. The topics included are:
should we display items, the types of display that can be used, and how to
aim it at your audience. Also, information on the different text that can
be used and label production. The afternoon sessions will concentrate on
the look and layout and space available, with emphasis on the lighting,
mounts etc. of the overall display.
In order to make the day as relevant as possible, delegates are invited to
submit questions or details of specific problems they have in advance, and
the speaker will try to address them.
Numbers limited to 15
Fee: £70 SoA members / £85 non members
Includes refreshments and lunch
Bookings: Please complete the booking form from the SoA website
A photocopy of the form will be accepted. Send (not email) the form to:
Society of Archivists, Prioryfield House, 20 Canon Street, Taunton TA1 1SW
Tel: 01823 327030. Email reservations and enquiries to
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