Conserving and opening up access to the Foundling Hospital medical records


  • Philippa Smith

    London Metropolitan Archives

Project summary

We will design a programme to promote the material held in the London Metropolitan Archives to encourage a wide range of people to use the records and share experiences and ideas, and to raise awareness of individual collections of special interest in the archives. There is a particular focus on engaging new audiences and widening access to the archives. 

The adult learning programme will appeal to a more general audience by giving themed talks on aspects of the records and raising awareness for existing and new users. There will be a study day that will explore the themes of young people and women’s health, welfare and well-being. There will also be activities for schools. We hope to develop resources which can be used by teachers and students to ensure ongoing engagement with the archives in the future. 

This grant was awarded under the scheme's previous name of Provision for Public Engagement.