Chronicle: The Archive and Museum Anthology

Hailey J. Austin, Elliot Balson (Contributing member), Zu Dominiak (Contributing member), Katriona Gillon (Contributing member), Matthew Gow (Contributing member), Eve Greenwood (Contributing member), Olivia Hicks (Contributing member), Rebecca Horner (Contributing member), Calum Laird (Contributing member), Catriona Laird (Contributing member), Norrie Millar (Contributing member), Nicole Munogee (Contributing member), Chris Murray, Golnar Nabizadeh, David Robertson (Contributing member), Megan Sinclair (Contributing member), Faye Stacey (Contributing member), Letty Wilson (Contributing member), Adina Ziebart (Contributing member)

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This summer, I was given the opportunity to intern in the University of Dundee Archives. I focused on the huge comics collection that had been amassing since 2004. After weeks of organizing, rehousing, and cataloguing thousands of comics my time was finished. The Archives had a functional and accessible comics collection... but no one knew about it! My next mission, then, was to spread the word about the archived collections as well as the original comics art in the University's Museum Services.

I asked fellow comics PhD students and artists in Ink Pot studios if they were interested in making comics as a result of, inspired by, and/or telling the story of various works in the comics collections. The response was overwhelmingly positive, leading me to extend the invitation to comics Master's students as well as incoming 4th year illustration students. Once again, I was taken aback by the amount of people interested in the project. They were so passionate about the Anthology, agreeing to come into the Archives and Museum Services multiple times to find inspiration for their comics. I am grateful to everyone who has supported this idea and helped turn it into reality. It has truly been a labour of love.

Now it's here! A Chronicle that brings together the old and the new in exciting ways. So go forth, read comics, get inspired, and read more comics!

Hailey Austin
Comics PhD Student at the University of Dundee
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDundee
PublisherUniversity of Dundee
Number of pages40
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018
EventFestival of the Future: Comicsopolis - Launching Dundee's new comics - Dundee Comics Creative Space, Dundee, United Kingdom
Duration: 17 Oct 201821 Oct 2018


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  • archives
  • museum
  • University of Dundee
  • Hailey Austin
  • anthology
  • festival of the future
  • Ink Pot
  • Dundee Comics Creative Space
  • archive services
  • museum services
  • scotland
  • dundee
  • comic
  • research

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