South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries

Call for Papers: DCDC18 - Memory And Transformation

The National Archives and Research Libraries UK have opened submissions for this year's Discovering Collections Discovering Communities (DCDC) conference. The event takes place 19 - 21 November 2018 in Birmingham.

Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities is a collaborative conference series between The National Archives and Research Libraries UK. Now in its sixth year, DCDC brings together colleagues from across the archive, library, museum and academic sectors to explore shared opportunities, collective challenges, and to discuss how each sector can work more effectively with one another.

The theme of DCDC18 is Memory and transformation. The event will consider the interplay between memory and transformation within heritage organisations and their wider impact on the cultural landscape. It will seek to examine how, through developing new points of entry to collections, archives, libraries, museums and galleries, we can work collaboratively with each other and academic organisations to meet strategic ambitions. It will also explore how to meaningfully engage with different audiences and communities whose far reaching interests can often have an equally transformational impact on our own professional cultures.

The deadline for abstracts is Friday 27 April 2018. You can find out more information by clicking here.