TownsWeb Archiving – TWA announcing the winners of the UK grant

Share

TWA Press Release 2019 - Banner

The TWA UK heritage digitisation grant scheme ran for its fourth year in a row this July/August and we reached a record number of archivists and holders of heritage material. It was great to see so many organisations on board with promoting this initiative, which aims to reduce one of the biggest hurdles for holders of heritage archives. Funding is often a real barrier when it comes to protecting collections and holdings through digitisation while accessibility is a matter of great public importance. So it is thanks to the support received and the many incredibly high-quality applications that made 2019 a buzz of grant-related activity.

We now have pleasure in announcing that the winners of this year’s £6,000 primary grant are the National Brewery Heritage Trust for their online archive project which seeks to digitise industry related archives and artefacts consisting of around 500,000 items, spanning over 250 years. The Trust are looking to protect and preserve these entirely unique archives for future generations and move towards making them more visible and accessible to the public, whilst producing an on-line digital catalogue listing the entire contents of the archives and artefacts.

Our secondary winners of £3,000 are the Alpine Club Library who wish to digitise official papers in order to enhance their catalogue entries. The material is entirely unique, offering a wonderful insight into early mountaineering and the developments of this through the twentieth century. It is hoped that this aspect of the collection will be digitised and made available online in order to support research within this truly fascinating field.

There were also a number of institutions that made it onto the shortlist too, securing match funding of £500 each to put towards their own digitisation projects.

You can watch the announcement video and hear a little bit more about the projects from the successful winners themselves here:

We wanted to take this opportunity to extend our gratitude and provide you with the great news and, for all applicants who were not successful this time around, there’s always 2020 when we will be running our grant again!

https://www.townswebarchiving.com/

 

Leave a Reply


Related Articles

TWA Heritage Digitisation Grant – Increased award amounts for 2019
Following strong interest and some excellent applications from archives and other memory institutions over the last three years, the TWA Digitisation Grant has relaunched in 2019. We are very pleased to be increasing the fund this year and now grants of up to £6000 will be offered for UK libraries and special collections to digitise their holdings. The TWA Digitisation Grant opens for applications on 19th June 2019 and welcomes applications from public, private, and special collections librar...
Free funding resource pack available for download
TownsWeb Archiving have just released a FREE Funding Resource Pack that will no doubt appeal to holders of archive collections. Embarking on a digitisation project comes at a cost and securing adequate funding is often where most projects fail to get started, hence the annual TWA Digitisation Grant. In addition to this grant, TWA have now created a bank of free funding focused resources, which you can access by following the link below. You will be immediately directed to industry expert ...
Saving Collective Visual History - online workshop by Photoconsortium
The opening event for the prestigious DIGITAL PAST 2021 conference, organized by the Royal Commission of the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, was a 1-hour capacity building workshop by PHOTOCONSORTIUM to share experiences and lessons learnt for visual collections' preservation, digitization and digital transformation. Collections of analogue material that depict our collective visual history is deteriorating, with urgent need of saving for future generations. If we can't save the anal...
9 December: International Day for the Commemoration and Dignity of Victims of Genocide
Text by Caterina Sbrana. Today, the 9th December, is the International Day for the Commemoration and Dignity of Victims of Genocide and the Prevention of This Crime, established in September 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly. Unfortunately the twentieth century offers too many examples of genocide, the ones of Armenians, Jews, Tutsis, Bosnians, etc. These events cannot fall into oblivion: historians and researchers collect documents, photographs, testimonies to be known by pr...