Explore your Archive: public awareness campaign for the archives sector
The Archives and Records Association (UK and Ireland) and The National Archives have come together to create a campaign to raise awareness of archives, their value to society and the impact they have, every day, on individual lives.
Queen Square Archive is a featured Archive on the Explore your Archive website - including an image of a papier-mache and plaster anatomical model by Dr Louis Auzoux: Normandy, circa 1848, which is held in our collection. This model is called “Homme Clastique”. It is made of mixture of cork and clay as well as paper and glue, and was used for teaching in the 1850s.
New exhibition in Queen Square Library, Archive and Museum : The History of the Ladies' Samaritan Society: 1861-2014
The Ladies' Samaritan Society was founded in 1861 and exists to provide financial support to patients at the National Hospital. They make grants toward the provision of essential equipment for patients' use at home, contributions towards holiday and respite care, and help with travel and accommodation expenses. They hold various fund-raising events throughout the year.
The exhibition, which features photographs of founding and current members of the Society, fundraising materials, events and objects has been curated by Ladies' Samaritan Society volunteers, who have provided invaluable support to Queen Square Archives over many years.
You can visit the museum to see the displays in person or, for the current exhibition and some of the earlier displays, visit the compilations page on the archives website to see some of the content online.