During the 2016 International Council on Archives (ICA) Congress in Seoul, Korea, the ICA Section of Professional Associations (SPA) is hosting a Film Festival on Archives and Records Management.

Nine films have been nominated in three categories.  The only UK archive service to feature amongst the nominations is Glamorgan Archives!

Users of Welsh archives were asked to submit a story about their experiences and discoveries as a result of using archives. A selection of these stories were made into films. The film from Glamorgan Archives shows how self-advocacy group Cardiff People First developed a project to help their members tell their stories about Ely Hospital in Cardiff. Glamorgan Archives played a key role in their research, showing them old documents relating to Ely Hospital and the surrounding area, and helping them understand what they all meant.

Now you have the unique opportunity to decide which of the nine nominated films on archives you think should receive the People´s Award 2016!

Votes can be cast online at : www.arkivrad.no/the-spa-film-festival-peoples-award

The voting will close at 2pm on Thursday 8 September (10pm in Korea).

The winner of the People’s Award, along with the winners of the three other SPA Film Awards, will be presented in the final ICA Programme Commission Closing Plenary in Seoul Friday 9 September 2016.

Watch the films, cast your vote and be inspired! And spread the word – let your family, friends and colleagues know that they can participate in the voting too!

About Glamorgan Archives

Glamorgan Archives serves the authorities of Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taff and the Vale of Glamorgan.  It collects, preserves and makes available to the public documents from the area dating from the 12th century to the present day. Over 12km of documents are held in the strongrooms of its purpose-built facility which opened in January 2010.

More information on Glamorgan Archives can be found at Glamorgan Archives

About Cardiff People First

Cardiff People First is a self-advocacy organisation run by and for people with a learning disability in Cardiff. We support each other to make our voice heard, learn about life and do new things.  We stand up for our rights and campaign to change attitudes, get better services and enjoy more opportunities. We fight for equality, understanding, respect and acceptance.

More information on Cardiff People First can be found at Cardiff People First

For further details contact:

Rhian Diggins, Senior Archivist
Glamorgan Archives, Clos Parc Morgannwg, Leckwith, Cardiff CF11 8AW

Email: glamro@cardiff.gov.uk  Tel.: 029 2087 2299
Twitter: @GlamArchives


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