In this weeks blog post, current LHSA intern Stephen, talks about his experiences while working on the current Wellcome Trust funded project-Policies, Postcards and Prophylactics: a project to catalogue and conserve LHSA'S UNESCO- awarded HIV/AIDS Collection (1983 -2010).
As an intern with LHSA I started to work with the HIV / AIDS collection two weeks ago. I have been involved in a variety of projects. Firstly I attended a meeting on SCRAN a Scottish image resource website, where LHSA will soon be posting new photographs. SCRAN is a wonderful tool for teachers and pupils, because of the breadth of subjects covered. Images can be used for teaching / studying purposes and institutions can create their own educational resources on specific topics, such as a lesson on the WWI.
|One of the "Take Care" Campaign images will will be used on the SCRAN website|
Secondly LHSA wants to use the rich and various HIV / AIDS collection (particularly its images) to design an educational website and I have taken part in that project. The resources will match the criteria set by the Scottish Curriculum of Excellence either in the Health and Wellbeing or Expressive Arts areas so I have been involved in producing ideas and some draft resources.
|Another of the images which will soon appear on SCRAN (GD22)|
Thirdly I have participated in several outreach projects, posting on Flickr and Facebook. On Flickr I have expanded our already large album of objects pictures. Condoms, condoms cases, posters, pins, badges, balloons, watches, tee-shirts etc. Every item that could be printed on was used to inform the public on the dangers of HIV / AIDS. On Facebook and Twitter I have been posted images of the items I have found most interesting every day for a week.
To finish with I have been in charge of listing the items of GD22 which corresponds to the Take Care Campaign collection. Box listing consists of a rapid listing of items in order to prepare the collection for arrangement and catalouging. The GD22 is an interesting collection to be working on because it contains many of the promotional objects designed for the campaign.