MANL Midday Museums: Boxes Under the Bed

Date: Tuesday, April 30
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Online via Zoom

MANL is pleased to announce Midday Museums: Nourishing Knowledge for Heritage Professionals and Volunteers, a series of webinars, discussion sessions and networking events, set for noon on the last Tuesday of each month. We’ll gather on Zoom and sometimes in person/hybrid, to talk about funding applications, collections management, supervising student staff and other topics.

On April 30, join Heritage NL‘s Dale Jarvis for Boxes Under the Bed, a webinar on digitizing and sharing your intangible cultural heritage collections.

Maybe they’re in your storage room, or in your bottom desk drawer – those shoeboxes of cassettes or videos that were collected by a summer project, seniors’ group, or JCP worker. These were the recordings that were going to preserve the voices of the past – but here they sit with no voice at all! You don’t know what’s on the recordings, you don’t know much about who made them – maybe you don’t even have the equipment to play them!

How can you get access to those voices from the past? How can you preserve and use them? In this webinar, Dale Jarvis with Heritage NL will guide you through the process of identifying, digitizing, arranging, describing, preserving, and providing access to older audiovisual collections that have been donated, made available to you, or that already exist in your holdings.

About the instructor:

Dale Jarvis is the Executive Director of Heritage NL, helping communities across Newfoundland and Labrador safeguard traditional culture and historic architecture. Dale holds a BSc in Anthropology/Archaeology (Trent), and a MA in Folklore (Memorial). He has worked for Heritage NL since 1996, and is Adjunct Faculty with the Memorial University Department of Folklore. He regularly teaches on oral history, cultural documentation, and public folklore.

Webinar Handout:

To register, please fill out this form by Monday, April 29.

Please note that the meeting will not be recorded.

Thank you to the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation for supporting the efforts of the Museum Association of Newfoundland and Labrador, and to the United Way Newfoundland and Labrador’s Community Services Recovery Fund for making our digital initiatives possible.