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Working on an organisation’s archive is not just a technical venture aiming at ordering and filing documents.

Working on an organisation’s archive is working on an organisation’s history, on an organisation’s identity and primary task and on how this has been shaped over time and space.

Working on an organisation’s archive is working with ideas, artefacts, people, memories of people, and strong or faded memories of communities…

My path to 70th Festival celebrations In a reflection on profession and belonging, Eva Worm takes us on a journey from her first encounter with the Tavistock Institute’s 70th Anniversary Festival ‘Reimagining Human Relations in our Time’ through to the launch of the Tavistock Community and its first Annual Gathering. I am 49 years old […]

("Pesca del pescespada a Scilla" (1949) by Renato Guttuso)

By Antonio Sama Image credit (“Pesca del pescespada a Scilla” (1949) by Renato Guttuso) how the archive inspired a new relationship with my mentor. I was invited recently to contribute to a collective book in memory of my late mentor and friend Professor Giovanni Mastroianni, who died in August 2016. This was intended as a collection […]

Wellcome Library – Tavistock Institute Social Dreaming Matrix No. 4 28th November 2018, 2.00 – 3.30   Facilitators: Rachel Kelly and Tazi Smith The last of a series of four Social Dreaming Matrices held in the Reading Room at the Wellcome Library during November, where members of the public met together to reveal  their dreams and […]

Wellcome Library – Tavistock Institute Social Dreaming Matrix No. 3 22nd November 2018, 7.00 – 8.30   13 people attended and 4 left during the matrix. 7 dreams presented 11 associations Hosts: Eliat Aram and Mannie Sher ‘Inside Out’: First dream introduced into the matrix is about being in Sierra Leone with a girlfriend who […]

‘IT’S NOT ALL ABOUT BREXIT!!’ (But quite a lot of it is…) The second Social Dreaming matrix of this series at the Wellcome Library involved 13 people, 10 of whom were there from the start, 3 who joined during the hour. 1 left during review mode. 17 dreams About 33 associations or reflections As the […]

Facilitated by Richard Allen and Dr Sadie King Notes from the first of four Social Dreaming Matrices to be held at the Wellcome Library this November where dreams, archive and the wider social context meet together to make sense of the world around us. The dreams were hard to come by in this matrix of […]

Exciting events coming up in the Wellcome Library Reading Room NHS at 70 and TIHR! Bringing together our ongoing archive work, the success of the arts interventions, exhibitions and performances at TIHR’s 70th-anniversary festival and this year’s 70thanniversary celebrations of the NHS we are excited to announce the following events to be held in October […]

We are excited to announce that a new batch of materials has now been fully catalogued and is available to browse online and request for viewing through the archive catalogue. The catalogue can be accessed through the Tavistock project blog: http://tihr-archive.tavinstitute.org/the-archive/ Since October 2015, the archive of the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations has been […]

We are looking to work with a Digital Records Management Consultant to advise and consult on the next state of our internal archive project. The archive of the Tavistock Institute for Human Relations (TIHR) provides a comprehensive record of the formation, establishment and development of the Institute over a period of 70 years. From the records […]

Conference overview Discover the unique role played by the Tavistock and Portman in the advance of psychotherapy and developmental theory through patient files and clinic records dating back nearly a century. This unique project undertaken by London Metropolitan Archives and funded by the Wellcome Trust – maybe one of the deepest dives into a medical institution’s records – reveals […]