The theme for the BAC conference this year is Business Archives: The Unexpected! The conference will showcase the breadth of business archives and history with a focus on the unexpected and obscure. It will include talks on unusual businesses and collections and efforts to reveal and promote hidden business history. The conference will be held at the Freemasons Hall in London on Thursday 11 November.
BAC Conference Programme
9.45 onwards Registration and coffee
11.45-12.00 Comfort break
12.00-12.30 Susan Snell (Library & Museum of Freemasonry) – The Masonic Collections
12.30-1.00 Linda Ellis (Renaissance in the Region) – The contribution of the museums of the West Midlands to the business archives project Documenting the Workshop of the World
2.00-2.30 Andrew Newnham (Nottingham City Museums and Galleries) – John Player Archives
2.30-3.00 Kevin Matthias (Denbighshire Record Office) – Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod papers
3.15-3.45 Sarah Chubb (Sandwell Community History & Archives Service) – Chance Glass papers
5.00-6.00 Optional tour of the Freemasons Hall
6.00-8.00 Wadsworth Prize Reception
Following the conference, there will be a reception for the presentation of the Wadsworth Prize for business history. All conference delegates are most welcome to attend.
Download a conference booking form.