We’re awarded £25,000 as part of the Archives Revealed programme, which is supported by the National Archives, the Wolfson Foundation and The Pilgrim Trust. This will help us to open up the Hardmans' largely-uncatalogued archive to both researchers and the public alike, meaning more people will be able to access our fascinating collection. The project has begun!
Revealing the E. Chambré Hardman photographic collection
Welcome to Hardmans Unpacked, our exciting two-year project to catalogue and conserve the E. Chambré Hardman Photographic Collection and to make it more accessible for everyone to explore and enjoy.
Though the collection has been kept safe at Liverpool Records Office, the National Trust has lacked the resources to thoroughly explore and catalogue what we have. This makes it difficult for people to access. Yet we know that lots of people love the Hardmans’ work, whether for research or personal enjoyment.
The Hardmans Unpacked project will catalogue, digitise and conserve a significant section of this unique collection and share it through community engagement activities and online. We'll make the archive accessible for local and family history study and academic research too. We hope local people will be able to get involved through events, activities and volunteering as part of the project.
The project is delivered in partnership with Liverpool Records Office and funded by the National Trust and the Archives Revealed programme, which is supported by The National Archives, The Pilgrim Trust and the Wolfson Foundation.
01 Jul 19
Archives Revealed awards funding
19 Oct 19
Further funding boost
After hearing about the project individual National Trust supporters generously pledged over £10,000 to help support the costs of the project.
15 Nov 19
Our team of experts are recruited and they begin work on the Hardmans Unpacked project. Over the next month, archivist Lindsey and digitisation conservator Alex visit the Hardmans' House and the Liverpool Records Office and come to face-to-face with this significant collection, which they'll be working closely with over the next two years.