- Managing and governing
- Developing your audience
- Archives and records
Major Archives Project Learning Exchange
The Major Archive Projects Learning Exchange (MAPLE) was set up in autumn 2007 to support organisations planning or managing large archive projects; primarily capital developments. Over 80 organisations are members of the group, including local authority, university, national and specialist archives.
This networking group, facilitated by The National Archives, provides a forum for organisations to share their experiences, knowledge and plans via an email list and through sharing documentation.
The group also meets three times a year to talk about progress of projects and explore common issues. Some recent discussion topics have included:
- change management
- climate change
- architect-client relationships
- partnership working
- logistics planning
- demonstrating wider impacts from capital investment
Meetings often provide an opportunity to visit completed capital projects. Recent meetings have taken place at:
- Wolverhampton Archives
- Hull History Centre
- Glamorgan Archives
- London Metropolitan Archives
- Somerset Heritage Centre
- National Maritime Museum's Caird Library
- Wiener Library
If you are planning a large-scale project, or are willing to contribute your own experience of managing a capital project involving archive provision, then you may be interested in this group. To join the group or find out more, please contact the Head of Engagement.