The Hardmans Unpacked project
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.
Thanks to funding from the Archives Revealed programme, and additional funding from the National Trust, work was able to begin in 2019 cataloguing, conserving and digitising a significant portion of the collection.
Between 2019 and 2022, the Hardmans Unpacked project conserved around 16,000 items catalogued around 5,000 items, and digitised around 4,600 items. We aim to make the digitised images available to explore online in late 2022.
The project has been 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.