Random Archive Workshops

All workshops will take place at Bury Art Museum and are free to attend – to book a place please ring the gallery on 0161 253 5878

Thursday, 1 June, 6pm – 8pm
In-conversation: the Random Archive
Celebrating the opening of our new exhibition Random Archive this discussion with resident philosopher Dr Yiota Vassilopoulou (University of Liverpool) and curators Dr. Hannah Allan and Susan Lord gives you a behind the scenes look and the opportunity to explore the wealth of perspectives from which the exhibition may be approached. Followed by drinks reception, open to all.

Friday, 2 June, Tuesday 20 June & Saturday 5 August 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Caring for Community Archives Workshop
This workshop will give members of local art and history societies and those individuals who have a passion for collecting, the opportunity to learn how to catalogue and care for the documents you collect.

Saturday, 17 June, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Feminist & DIY Archives Workshop
Some of the practical and experimental approaches to creating archives of overlooked or undervalued material. Bring your own objects, images, stories and memories to begin the process.

Friday, 23 June, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
The Archive Maze Workshop
Is the art archive the information or the actual objects it contains? And are these objects just documents or works of art themselves? Resident philosopher Dr Yiota Vassilopoulou invites you to reflect on these questions and explore together new ways of engaging with this part of the exhibition.

Saturday, 24 June, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Catalogue Poetics- Workshop
Exploring the language and syntax used when cataloguing an archive, and how this might be used creatively to draw out narratives or work with the documents.

Thursday, 6 July, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
The Digital Archive Workshop
How does technology impact on our relationship with the past, the lived experience of the present, our imagining the future? Join resident philosopher Dr Yiota Vassilopoulou in exploring how philosophy can help us understand this part of the exhibition and its relevance for our life today.

Saturday, 15 July, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Polari-Divine Workshop
Exploring the various language categorisations that can be used when cataloguing an LGBTQ archive.

Saturday, 22 July, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Creating Digital Galleries Workshop
Looking at innovative ways of how to display archives and artworks using digital technologies and DIY tools.

Saturday, 12 August
Symposium at Bury Art Museum
The symposium will gather arts, writing, and heritage professionals together to focus on the theme of ‘Language based practice within the and through the archival’.

Random Archive Workshop Programme​ – funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund