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Revealing the Lived Experience of Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic People in Wales

Wales is a multi-cultural nation, where people from many different cultural backgrounds have lived alongside each other for generations.  However, the lived experiences of Black, Asian, and minority ethnic people are often underrepresented, although their stories are to be found in a multitude of collections, including documents, photographs, pictures, artefacts and audio-visual material. Archives and … Continue reading Revealing the Lived Experience of Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic People in Wales

International Archives Day: Researching LGBTQ+ History in Wales

It’s International Archives Day, and the theme this year is #ArchivesAreYou. Archives contain the stories of individuals and communities from the past, present, and eventually the future. Although Wales has a brave and proud history of LGBTQ+ people and allies standing up for their rights, researching LGBTQ+ people in the past can be difficult. Homosexuality … Continue reading International Archives Day: Researching LGBTQ+ History in Wales

Women’s History in the Archives

The theme for this year's International Archives Week is 'Archives Are You', providing an ideal opportunity to emphasize the importance of making sure our collections are more representative. Throughout history, women have made extraordinary contributions both here in Wales and across the World. But these contributions often went largely unrecorded, and the struggle for women … Continue reading Women’s History in the Archives

Memory Archive: Helping People Living with Dementia

In this blog, Reina van der Wiel (Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales) and Catalena Angele (People's Collection Wales) discuss how and why the Archif Cof | Memory Archive was established on the People's Collection Wales website and its importance of facilitating reminiscence work with people living with dementia. Cowbridge RHS dance ca … Continue reading Memory Archive: Helping People Living with Dementia