Culture of collaboration

Wilson, Simon; Tanner, Carol

Hull History Centre; Collaboration



A presentation given at the Northern Collaboration Conference, 13th September 2013.

Hull History Centre (HHC) is the first joint service for archives and local studies resources operated and managed by a university and a local authority in partnership. The Hive in Worcester and The Keep in Brighton represent subsequent HE/LA partnerships.

The presentation will explore HHC as a case study of a cross-sectoral partnership. It will look briefly at the origins, objectives, development, structure and completion of the project to create HHC; and will also review successes, challenges and plans for the future.

It will highlight points of particular interest to those attending the conference:
- the nature of the partnership and management of HHC (based on embedded collaboration, rather than a more contractual or service-level approach)
- education work at HHC, creating links between teachers and learners at all levels, from primary to post-graduate
- how the work of HHC has enhanced the research potential of archive collections in its care.
- how retaining responsibility for the management and development of its collections allows each partner to identify different priorities and different approaches to behind the scenes work
- sharing experiences and best practice for example working with born-digital archives and volunteer engagement

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