Archive Live! at the British Motor Museum in Warwickshire is a unique opportunity for people to find out what an archive is – and what an archivist actually does.

On Friday 5 October the archive team will be taking over the British Motor Museum's social media feeds on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with a series of posts and live behind the scenes sessions.

Throughout the day the team will give an insight into what archivists do. There will be opportunities to learn more about documenting and conserving historic material, as well as take a ‘tour’ round the archive store. Although the museum’s archive holds information and the social history of the British car manufacturing history, the principles of an archive are the same regardless of the collection. Whether it be a personal collection of family photos or a club or business archive, Archive Live! hopes to give watchers tips and advice on how to look after their own old documents, brochures and photographs.

Throughout the day you can tweet questions to the Archive team using #AskAnArchivistBMM and they will do their best to answer them over the course of the day. To find out more about Archive Live! including a timetable of what will be streamed, follow British Motor Museum on your preferred social media channel and we will keep you posted in the build-up to the day. Twitter @BMMuseum, Facebook and Instagram

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