Open call for Archival Guides!

As part of our digital archiving project Leftovers we are looking to commission an archival guide to accompany our online collections. The aim of the guide is to help people explore, make links between and expand on an area of the online collections.

We are very open to the form that this guide might take. It could aid users in a whole variety of ways, whether through displaying relationships between materials, producing annotations around them, finding new ways to share and show materials together, or making an intervention into the digital organisation of deposits.

Saying that we are particularly interested in proposals that incorporate any of the following:

  • multimedia engagement
  • shows an interesting and dynamic approach to historical and archival research
  • proposes new ways of reading and navigating digitised material
  • links historical material in the online collection to current and future struggles.

If you’re interested in applying please come to an open event to look at our collections and work-in-progress digital archive on 25th April between 6.30-8.30pm and see what you might want to do with them. If you can’t make the event let us know and we'll arrange a time you can pop in the archive. You can view some of our material online however this is only a fraction of what will eventually be in the online archive so we recommend you come to the event or come and see us in person.

To Apply: Please email a brief of your idea, what collections you would be interested in using and how your guide would engage audiences in new ways to rosemary [AT] maydayrooms.org. Please also include either a CV or examples of previous work that you feel might be relevant,

Deadline for applying is 7th May and the project would need to be completed by the end of August.

Mayday Rooms will support this project by giving access to the archive, space for the chosen project to develop and loan of the equipment. The MDR collective will also assist and support you though all stages of the work.

This project is kindly supported by the Barry Amiel and Norman Melburn Trust

Find more about the leftovers here