Outreach Activities


Outreach is an integral feature of our work in promoting the value of our collections and the benefits of the image bank to the wider community.

As part of our on-going outreach work, we produce many local exhibitions making use of the rich and diverse images from the WMN collection. The SWiB Archivist also delivers talks and presentations to interested parties. We are happy to arrange tours of the image bank for groups and societies upon request. We are also undertaking several large-scale projects as an extension to our ongoing outreach responsibilities.

We provide consultancy and support to other projects which has also opened up the potential to work together towards the public accessibility of the region's visual archives. More recently, we have given support to the Royal Cornwall Museum, the Tavistock Photo Archive and the Plymouth DNA Photographic Project (Stoke Damerel Community College).

SWiB is featured regularly on Radio Devon with our monthly Collection of the Month feature. This helps us to promote a particular collection to the wider public; presenting an overview of the collection, the story behind it and how people can access the collection through SWiB.

Our images are also featured regularly in the Plymouth Extra and Herald papers as part of Chris Robinsons Looking Back feature.

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1) Volunteer AA Ros Dow, assisting with Local Studies Day, May 2008
2) Work placement AA Becca Hernandez interviewing former Dingles employees Monica Collins and Maureen Polz, looking through the Dingles collection, October 2008
3) Enjoying the Plymouth Argyle Exhibition with Gordon Sparks, Nov-Dec 2008
4) Alison Seabeck, MP - visit to SWiB, September 2009
5) Volunteers Christine and Jevan interviewing Roy Westlake, May 2010 (see our RW Collection Page)

If you are interested in hearing more about SWiB’s outreach work and availability please do see our Book SWiB for Outreach Work page for details.

Past outreach events (2007-2010)

Given the volume of events we have undertaken so far, we've created a separate space for past outreach events.

please see our Outreach Archive page.

Current outreach events

Exhibition, 'Big Screen Plymouth' - 40 selected images, from a variety of our collections 'Exceptional Images' - Commences September 2008 to September 2012.

Radio Devon, 'Collection of the Month' Feature - Monthly review of one collection from the SWiB archives.

Forthcoming outreach programme (2011-2012)

Presentation, Plympton Probus Club, 11th July 2011
Exhibition, Saltash Wives 'Memory Cafe', 13th July 2011
Exhibition, Archives From the Attic Day, 23rd July 2011
Presentation, Plympton Rotary Club, 25th August 2011
Presentation, World Ship Society, 6th September 2011
Presentation, Parkinson's UK, Plymouth & District Branch, 13 September 2011
Presentation, Saltash Methodist Mens Christan Club, 18th November 2011

Presentation, Manadon Masonic Widows Association, 14th March 2012

Further Links

- Projects
- The SWiB Team
- Inspiring Learning
- SWiB Success Stories
- Book SWiB for Outreach Work
- Policies/Credentials


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