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HOGG Online lunchtime talk – Treasures of the Sedgwick Museum Archive

Thursday 17th June 2021 13.00-14.00hrs

Sandra Freshney
Cambridge University has long been a seat for study and work that has advanced the knowledge and understanding of geology. The Sedgwick Museum has always played an important and role in documenting this work, not least through holding the archives of many of the geologists at the university since the times of Adam Sedgwick.
Their Archive comprises over 2000 boxes of unique and irreplaceable records – including the pencil sketches of Italian Artist Agostino Scilla (1629-1700), the field Notebooks of Adam Sedgwick (1785-1873), the photograph albums of Petrologist Alfred Harker (1859-1939), and the maps and slides of William Deer (1910-2009). One of the largest Archive collections is the Cambridge Svalbard Exploration Collection, detailing expeditions throughout the 20th Century, led by Dr Brian Harland (1917-2003).
This talk will explore some of these items, highlight their importance for understanding the development of geology and how the Museum is preserving these records.
Registration (and tickets for admission) will be via Eventbrite.

Free admission to HOGG members (via members’ exclusive code)

Non-members are most welcome to attend for a small ticket charge (£5)

Image courtesy of Sedgwick Museum of Earth sciences

Sandra Freshney is the first professional Archivist at the Sedgwick Museum. She has been at the museum since 2014.

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