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Stuart Bligh – Royal Museums Greenwich

25/06/2020

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Stuart Bligh, Head of Research and Information at Royal Museums Greenwich talks to Max about working with a huge collection of objects and documents and the challenges faced by archivists in the Coronavirus era.

The Royal Museums Greenwich Collection is huge, consisting of nearly 20 kilometres of material across multiple sites and is the largest publicly accessible maritime collection in the world. In addition to material from the Maritime Museum, the collection also includes archives for the Royal Observatory, the Queen's House and the Cutty Sark. Such a large collection has its gems and Stuart shares fascinating details about the fate of the Captain Cook's Endeavour, Horatio Nelson's mindset in the lead up to Trafalgar and the medical logs on The Bounty.

Royal Museums Greenwich liase with numerous prestigious institutions from around the world and Stuart additionally looks at and stresses the importance of archives in understanding how we as a nation came to be who we are today.

Links

Main Site: www.rmg.co.uk

Stuart Bligh – Royal Museums Greenwich

Stuart Bligh, Head of Research and Information at Royal Museums Greenwich talks to Max about working with a huge collection of objects and documents and the challenges faced by archivists in the Coronavirus era.

The Royal Museums Greenwich Collection is huge, consisting of nearly 20 kilometres of material across multiple sites and is the largest publicly accessible maritime collection in the world. In addition to material from the Maritime Museum, the collection also includes archives for the Royal Observatory, the Queen's House and the Cutty Sark. Such a large collection has its gems and Stuart shares fascinating details about the fate of the Captain Cook's Endeavour, Horatio Nelson's mindset in the lead up to Trafalgar and the medical logs on The Bounty.

Royal Museums Greenwich liase with numerous prestigious institutions from around the world and Stuart additionally looks at and stresses the importance of archives in understanding how we as a nation came to be who we are today.

Links

Main Site: www.rmg.co.uk

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