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Archive digitisation - volunteers sought

Hackney Archives is looking for enthusiastic and hard working individuals who are passionate about heritage to assist us with digitising a large photographic collection so that it can be made publically available.

It holds a collection of 150,000 negatives captured between 1952 and 1979 by Gibson's photography studio (formerly situated on Lower Clapton Road, Hackney). The Gibson collection records the people of Hackney as they got married, worked, celebrated and mourned and offers a unique insight into life in this diverse London borough over a 27 year period.

You'll gain experience of caring for a historic photography collection, supporting a large scale digitisation project, creating increased access to collections, researching social histories and using a variety of ways to engage the public with archive collections. We have an induction process during which we'll give you further information about the role and initial training.

See images from the collection

For more information and to apply please fill in the application form and return it to by Wednesday 10 May. application form [doc, 61.5Kb]

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