Society of Archivists - Archives for Education and Learning Group
Annual Conference and AGM 2008
Wednesday 18 June 2008
10.00am – 5.00pm
Venue: Arnolfini, Bristol
SoA Members £50 / Non-Members £60
(this includes a full buffet lunch and wine and nibbles after the AGM)
Bookings are being taken through the Society of Archivists office and
payment should be made directly to them.
Contact details are as follows:
Society of Archivists, Prioryfield House, 20 Canon Street, Taunton,
Somerset, TA1 1SW
Tel: 01823 327030
Fax: 01823 271719
The conference theme relates to the Government’s recent announcement of a
Cultural Offer, which aims to provide all children and young people with 5
hours of culture a week. A detailed programme will be available soon.
The conference will explore the idea of a cultural offer for children and
young people. It will consider the impact of such a concept on the
heritage sector and on its relationship to the education sector, with
specific reference to the archive domain.
As a sub-theme, other sessions will look at specific examples of how
archives can be used to inspire creative learning. The day will conclude
with the Annual General Meeting of the Archives for Education and Learning
Joe Hallgarten, Operations Manager for the Youth Culture Trust and
Education Director of Creative Partnerships.
With a background in teaching and educational policy and research Joe has
been closely involved with the proposal for this DfES/DCMS pledge. He is
now working for the Youth Culture Trust, which is a new body created to
implement the Cultural Offer for DfES and DCMS. Joe will explain the
background to the Cultural Offer and how it relates to existing