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Eve Watson – Royal Society of Arts

15/07/2020

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Founded in 1754 by William Shipley, The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, more commonly known as the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) is a society committed to finding practical solutions to social challenges. Notable past fellows include Charles Dickens, Benjamin Franklin, Stephen Hawking, Karl Marx, Adam Smith, Nelson Mandela, David Attenborough, William Hogarth, John Diefenbaker, and Tim Berners-Lee.

Eve Watson is Head of Archive at RSA and talks with us about the challenges that come with managing a hosted archive. She talks about her hopes for the archive's future and the importance of digitisation in future proofing the collection. She also talks about some of the gems from the collection including letters from a forgetful Karl Marx and a country postmistress with a heartfelt fondness for silkworms.

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website: www.thersa.org/about-us/archive-and-history

Eve Watson – Royal Society of Arts

Founded in 1754 by William Shipley, The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, more commonly known as the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) is a society committed to finding practical solutions to social challenges. Notable past fellows include Charles Dickens, Benjamin Franklin, Stephen Hawking, Karl Marx, Adam Smith, Nelson Mandela, David Attenborough, William Hogarth, John Diefenbaker, and Tim Berners-Lee.

Eve Watson is Head of Archive at RSA and talks with us about the challenges that come with managing a hosted archive. She talks about her hopes for the archive's future and the importance of digitisation in future proofing the collection. She also talks about some of the gems from the collection including letters from a forgetful Karl Marx and a country postmistress with a heartfelt fondness for silkworms.

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