Through the People's Cathedral Project we will be looking at securing the long term preservation of the collections, establishing relevant policies for future management and to make the archive more accessible with the aims of opening up the archive more.

We are undertaking a major cataloguing project which aims to get the entire archive catalogued, enabling it to be fully searchable and accessible by archive staff and researchers on site and throughout the world online.

To undertake this project specific archiving software is being purchased which will be fully functional by the archive team with an online presence which will be fully searchable and online exhibition options.

We will be undertaking a major digitisation programme aimed at opening up the archive further to the community both in the Diocese and worldwide.  The digitised content will provide a valuable research and information resource for the general public, providing a mechanism to develop deeper understanding of the heritage of Guildford Cathedral.

This programme will increase accessibility to, and promote wider use of the valuable archive collections. 

 

As part of the project we have drawn together a toolkit designed to guide volunteers through their work within Guildford Cathedral Archives.  

Archive Toolkit pdf

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