The Archive is involved in several partnership projects. These include:
Coming soon: The Big Back Garden
Working with S3 pupils of Morgan Academy, this public engagement project uses archive material from across the city to explore the role of Baxter Park. The Big Back Garden app and website will lead visitors around the Park, listening to narratives, created by the pupils and based on archival material, which explore the lives of its visitors since its opening in 1863. The project explores how understanding the history of a place can impact on an individual's and community's sense of identity, and the impact of being in a natural environment on health and wellbeing.
The Great War Dundee Partnership aims to co-ordinate a city-wide approach to the centenary commemoration of the First World War in Dundee, bringing the community together with the city’s museums, archives, libraries, universities, schools, businesses and societies through a programme of activities that encourage the broadest possible public participation and collective reminiscence.
The Archive can provide images to care homes, wards for the elderly and families as therapeutic tools for dementia patients and their carers.
The aim of the Strathmartine project is to help people who lived and worked at Strathmartine, when it functioned as a hospital for people with a learning disability, to tell their stories and preserve them for reasons of recording and learning. The project is in partnership with the Thera Trust and will also result in a documentary account of the history of Strathmartine; a training package for people in the sector; and a toolkit for anyone else who wants to record their own stories.
'Voices of Dundee is an Archive Services project aimed at recording the memories of current and retired staff, members of local communities, alumni and individuals who have links with the University and the collections.
If you would like to discuss a project or partnership with us, please contact the Archive