2nd Galway City International Heritage Conference: Archives - Celebrating Ireland’s Archival Heritage
Date: October 4th, 2012
Location: Harbour Hotel, The Docks, Galway
9.15 Welcome by Mayor of Galway City, Councillor Terry O’Flaherty.
9.25 Official Opening by Dr. Jim Higgins, Heritage Officer.
Session 1 Chair: Aideen Ireland, Senior Archivist, National Archives of Ireland.
10.00 Kieran Hoare, Special Collections NUI Galway, “Building a Research Archive, The James Hardiman Library Archives, NUI Galway.”
10.45 Catriona Crowe, Head of the Special Projects National Archives,
“Archives and Society”.
10.45 am – 11.15 am Tea/Coffee
Session 2 Chair: Professor Gearóid O’Tuathaigh
11.30 Dr. Raymond Gillespie, NUI Maynooth, “Why Irish Archives Matter”.
12.15 Eunan O’Halpin, Trinity College Dublin, “The Archives and the decade of
commemorations: The Iconic versus the enduring.”
13.00 – 13.30 Light Lunch with Sandwiches, Tea/Coffee
13.30 Benjamin van DeWetering, Ox Bindery, Co. Sligo on paper conservation,
“Protecting Your Archives, Caring for your Collection”.
Session 3 Chair: Dr. Raymond Refaussé, Church of Ireland RCB Library, Dublin
14.15 Lar Joye, Assistant Keeper at the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin, “Collecting the Nation: Archival Material in the National Museum of Ireland’s Collection”.
15.00 Christian Schneeberger, Swiss Theatre Archives, Berne, Switzerland,
“The Digital Challenge – Archives of the Future – The Future of the Archives”.
15.45 Comdt. Padraic Kennedy, Officer in Charge, Irish Defence Forces, Military Archives, “Military Archives Online: A Case Study using Flickr as an online photo gallery”.
Cost: A nominal fee will be payable on the day of the Conference only. Fee €10, Concessions €5.
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