Archives and Outreach

Winter school, 28 January - 1 February 2019, Antwerp, Belgium


Winter School Archives and Outreach Monday January 28th  – Friday 1st February 2019 in Antwerp

Since 2014 FARO and The National Archives (UK) have organized the Summer and Winter Schools Archives & Education to assist archivists, education officers and keepers of special collections in their professional development. These training events have been a success and the participants have found it a unique experience. You can see some pictures of the previous editions online (2014, 2015, 2017, 2018).

For the fifth edition we’ve shifted the focus to the development of outreach programs with archives and special collections for mental health. During five days the participants, depending on their level of experience, are going to be guided in developing an offering ranging for people with dementia in a residential setting to working with communities around mental health issues. The participants will come into contact with a wide range of methods and instruments that already are been used by inspiring cases were archives and special collections are used for the improvement of the wellbeing of specific target groups. They will also be given some perspectives from the mental healthcare side by several mental health specialists.

Truly a unique program that’s also open for mental healthcare professionals who all already are working with or are interesting in working with archives and special collections.

For this special edition FARO and The National Archives (UK) shall team up with the Antwerp City Archives, The Letterenhuis, the Heritage Library Hendrik Conscience and the Recovery Academy Antwerp to deliver the Winter School in Archives & Outreach from Monday January 28th – Friday February 1st 2019 in the amazing city of Antwerp.

All the practical information you will find in the attached document.


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