The Work of Northumberland Archives FREE Talk


The Work of Northumberland Archives

Monday 10th June 2pm (Doors open 1.45pm)

Speaker : Sue Wood,  Head of Collections.

Northumberland Archives collection contains an invaluable treasure-trove of eclectic and iconic relics of our county’s past, spanning many thousands of items.

Collections in their care encompass Archaeology, Architecture, Costume and Textiles, Technology and Industry, Fine Art, Decorative Arts, Library and Photographs, Musical Instruments, Social History and Natural History.

How on earth do they select, preserve and make available such a mass of documents, images and items? Come and learn from the person in charge of this mammoth task.


Sue Wood is Head of Collections for the Woodhorn Trust, a charity that manages the archives and museums of Northumberland County Council. Previously she was Senior Archivist (1997-2006), Archivist-in-Charge (1989-1997) and Assistant Archivist (1985-1989) with Northumberland County Council. She has extensive teaching experience having been a tutor in Family and Community History with the Open University between 1992-1995; teaching family and local history for various Local Authorities since 1985; teaching family and local history for the Centre for Lifelong Learning at Newcastle University and Sunderland University since 1989; and teaching family, property and local history at Higham Hall, Bassenthwaite, Cumbria since 1995.


Note that entrance to this talk is free (normal admission charges do not apply to those coming only to this talk), but pre-booking is essential. Please order the total number of persons attending in your party -all ages welcome.






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