FREE training event organized by the ARA West Midlands region on literary archives.  All welcome.


Date: Wednesday 20th June 2012


Venue: Black Country Living Museum, Dudley


Please book your place by Wednesday 13th June via Jenny Childs (Training Officer for the West Midlands region): [log in to unmask]





10.00am-10.30am: Registration & coffee



10.30am-11.15am: David Sutton, chair of GLAM (Group for Literary Archives and Manuscripts).  Collecting literary manuscripts: national and international perspectives.



11.15am-12.00pm: Dorothy Johnston, Manuscripts and Special Collections, The University of Nottingham. D.H. Lawrence papers and outreach events


12.00pm-12.45pm: Grace Timmins, Collections Access Officer, Lincoln. Activities in the Tennyson Research Centre (manuscripts of Alfred Tennyson).



12.45pm-2.45pm: Tour of the award winning Black Country Living Museum en-route to the various lunch venues*



2.45pm-4.15pm: ARA West Midlands Region AGM (& coffee) – FOR WEST MIDLANDS ARA MEMBERS ONLY



* Lunch

Lunch is not provided but there are plenty of lovely eating places at the museum, alternatively, you are welcome to bring your own sandwiches along.



Location details:

Details on the Black Country Living Museum website:


If coming by train, the closest station is Tipton station, which is half an hour walk from the station to the museum.


Local taxi numbers: 01384 212266; 01384 242519; 01384 686121


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