Gil Pasternak appointed Adviser for the Apna Heritage Archive

We are very pleased to announce that Gil Pasternak, DigiCONFLICT Project Leader and the Principal Investigator of the DigiCONFLICT UK research team has been appointed Adviser for the Apna Heritage Archive project initiated and managed by the Black Country Visual Arts (BCVA) organisation.

The Apna Heritage Archive hosts a collection of over 2000 historic photographs and memorabilia relating to Punjabi migration to Wolverhampton from 1960 to 1989. In his role, Gil will offer the BCVA a series of consultations and training workshops to contribute to the expansion of the Apna Heritage Archive in compliance with good standardised methodological practice. These will involve: provision of knowledge about digitisation methods and the rationale underpinning their employment; practical guidance and advice on the cultivation of participatory culture to ensure the usefulness of the Archive to the communities whose cultural heritage it intends to preserve; ongoing considerations of current academic research interests in arts, humanities and social sciences with a view to rendering the Archive equally valuable to the work of academics in fields such as cultural history, visual culture, migration studies and others; and advice on organisation, curation, presentation and display of the collection.

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