This is a conversation between Hannah Eyles, Tavistock Institute archivist and Amy Proctor, the Tavistock Clinic archivist. In 2016 London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) were successful in securing a Wellcome Trust grant to undertake an innovative two year project to catalogue and index the corporate and clinical records of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, […]

With a week to go to the opening day of Reimagining Human Relations in our Time, there is still time to curate your own festival programme and below we offer final highlights from across the different venues. Don’t forget ‘In the Shadows and Light of the Archive’ our symposium centrepiece of the festival on Thursday 19th October […]

Since October 2015, the archive of the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations has been undergoing a transformation. The cataloguing of the extensive and varied materials for preservation and access has been at the heart of this, and the extent of materials available for consultation is steadily increasing day on day. Each new release of materials […]

Antonio Sama, TIHR Professional Partner and key contributor to the festival team and the ongoing archival work selects his stand out moments from the festival programme. Don’t forget to book your place at our festival centrepiece taking place on Thursday 19th October – a symposium of four thought provoking pieces offering a deep reflection on the meaning of […]

Book your place at ‘In the Shadow & Light of the Archive’. Reimagining Human Relations in Our Time is a festival celebrating 70 years of the Tavistock Institute. At the heart of the festival is the Institute’s archive which over the last two years has been intricately and delicately catalogued at Wellcome Library. On Thursday 19th […]

From the early planning stages of the festival the team met to decide where we would like the events to be hosted. It seemed obvious that the festival would take place in the home city of the Tavistock Institute, London and that we would use multiple venues, offering creativity and flexibility for the wide range […]

TIHR’s Coreene Archer and Rita Keegan of the Women Artist’s Slide Library discuss the relevance, value and unexpected similarities between two very different archives.

“We all grow up with the weight of history on us. Our ancestors dwell in the attics of our brains as they do in the spiralling chains of knowledge hidden in every cell of our bodies.”

These are the words of the writer Shirley Abbott and I think they contain a deep truth. For me, they are relevant and equally meaningful to an individual and to an organisation. In this piece, I apply their truth to both individual and organisation through the lens of exploring the creation of an archive, a body of work which too is passed from generation to generation. With the passage of time how we think about and understand information changes […]