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22 February - 22 February 2020

The Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, in association with The National Archives of the United Kingdom, present a Workshop on Archival Research Skills


The Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation is organizing an innovative workshop dedicated to developing skills on archival research. The workshop will run on 22 February 2020 and is geared towards developing the knowledge and experience of professionals and non-professionals conducting research into archival records relating to international and military history (from 1872 to the present day).


The ambitious undertaking, the first of its kind in Cyprus, is being held in partnership with two preeminent archive specialists:


  • Dr Juliette Desplat, Head of Modern Overseas, Intelligence and Security Records at The National Archives, UK, and
  • Dr George Hay, Official Historian at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Participants will learn how to use digital archival collections with cutting-edge research methods, such as advanced searches in the National Archives' Discovery catalogue, as well as in the use of online sources and database creation. Next, they will apply the skills they have learned to records kept by the British Foreign Office and Colonial Office.


This hands-on exercise will enable participants to present, analyze and share their findings with staff members of the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation as well as representatives of other cultural organizations that maintain archives.


The Cultural Foundation's partnership with The National Archives and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission provides a great opportunity for professionals and non-professionals alike to learn how to operate archival systems kept by state agencies, and to apply these skills when using original documents from The National Archives and elsewhere.


The workshop will be in English and will take place at the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, Faneromenis 86-90 on Saturday 22nd, February 2020 from 9am to 5pm.


Entrance is Free of charge. Booking is necessary at 22128175.


The workshop complements the Cultural Foundation's exhibition "1940|Faces and Images. Cyprus Greece" (Open Mon-Sun 10am to 7pm, running until 30 June 2020).