Transport and mobility through the archives
Many voluntary groups across the UK and Ireland specialise in preserving, interpreting and celebrating business heritage collections and archives. Often however, these groups find it difficult to get their voices heard and experience barriers when attempting to collaborate with academics, archivists and museum professionals working in this field.
Belfast has long been noted as a centre of transport ingenuity; from ship building and aviation; to pneumatic tyres and sports cars. As the main repository for business archives in Belfast, and Northern Ireland as a whole, PRONI represented a perfect location to host this event.
The workshop was organised by A²SN, the Archives and Artefacts Study Network. It was supported by The Historical Model Railway Society; the Business Archives Council; and the Postal History Society. This was the fourth such workshop arranged by these groups, which up to now have led to many fruitful collaborations, creating a stronger, more unified voice for promoting business heritage.