BACS 2018 Conference, Dundee

BACS 2018 Conference, Dundee


The Business Archives Council of Scotland’s 2018 conference will be held in Dundee on Friday 12th October at the Meadowside offices of DC Thomson. The theme is art and design in business archives and the day will include the AGM and a viewing of the ‘Bash Street’s Back at The McMenace’ exhibition – a look at Beano at 80 at the McManus.

The annual Joan Auld Lecture, founded in memory of Dundee’s first University Archivist will be given by Meredith More, Curator Scottish Design Galleries, V&A Museum of Design Dundee.

The conference will start at 10:30 and finish at 15:30/16:00 allowing enough time for a visit to the recently opened V&A afterwards if attendees wish.

10:00 Registration

10:30 Welcome

10:45 Jan Merchant, Senior Archivist, University of Dundee: Art, design & business collections

11:15 David Powell, Archive Manager at DC Thomson: How do you make an Ostrich funny? Researching character design in the Beano archives

11:45 McManus Tour ‘Bash Street’s Back at The McMenace’

12:45 Lunch and AGM

13:30 Morag Cross, Archaeological Researcher: Behind the Genius: Rennie Mackintosh’s Backroom Boys

14:00 Helen Taylor, Heriot-Watt University: Donald Brothers – Conserving the Design

14:30 Joan Auld Lecture by Meredith More, V&A Dundee

15:30 Close

Visit the V&A Dundee, open until 5pm and a 12 minute walk from the conference venue.