Archives and History News!

Archivists and conservators the world over face all the same problems – protecting vast collections from the ravages of time, and official indifference. In theory, this sounds a little dry, but in practice it can be very exciting. For example…

A unique collection of over 30,000 photographs, documenting 120 years of life inside Buddhist monasteries in Laos, has been digitised thanks to The British Library’s Endangered Archives programme. The images are not all online yet, but it looks like a fascinating collection, giving a unique insight into the monastic way of life.

An image from the Buddhist archive of photography

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Celebrate International Women’s Day with historical heroine Elizabeth Garrett Anderson!

In honour of International Women’s Day, let’s celebrate one of the most inspirational women of the nineteenth century – Elizabeth Garrett Anderson.

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