By Liz Bruchet, on 13 February 2013
Here is a little peek behind the scenes in the archives. The ‘Slade Archive’ is in fact not a single archive, but is made up of four collections which have been dispersed across UCL; there are materials held in UCL Special Collections and UCL Records Office, UCL Art Museum and within the Slade building itself, so the shelves you see here hold only one part of this rich collection.
As of yet, little has been done to digitize and link these collections online. Even more, there are materials here in dire need of repair and conservation before digitization can take place. Through the Slade Archive Project, we hope to develop plans for its future care, but also gather new information, accounts, photographs and other documents from former students, staff and scholars and create online resources for alumni, scholars and family historians which will trace the movement and impact of former Slade students and generate new research about the School and its ongoing legacy.