Introduction to Preserving Personal Archives

a practical introduction to organizing and preserving personal archives. 

course description 

Lots of people have accumulated collections of personal archives they want to preserve, whether they be photographs, artworks or documents. This workshop will provide tips, demonstrations and professional insights into how to ensure personal archives can stand the test of time.  By the end of the session participants will feel confident that they can organize and store their personal archives.

Participants are welcome to bring samples of their personal archives for discussion.  There will be opportunity at the end of the session to answer questions and provide a ‘preservation surgery’.  

prior experience

None needed

equipment required

Participants are welcome to bring in their personal archives

this course will be of interest to

Anyone with personal archives or art practitioners with collections

course overview

The workshop will consist of a presentation with demonstration of archives and preservation materials, activity and the opportunity for a one to one short consultation. 

course dates

Saturday 16th Novemeber 10:00am – 1pm

course price 



Alexandra Mitchell

Alex is a professionally qualified Archivist at the University of Salford where she looks after the institution’s archives and special collections.  Prior to the University, Alex worked as Group Archivist for The Peel Group, an infrastructure and property development company based in the North West of England. In her spare time Alex volunteers as the Ukrainian Folk Art Officer at the Alla Horska Museum in Manchester.


University of Salford Maxwell Building
43 Crescent
Salford M5 4WT