Archivist Jan Shearsmith takes us on another sneak peak into the Science and Industry Museum archives. Here, he discusses how cataloguing descriptions can never quite live up to the experience of finding an unexpected and mysterious collections gem.
Jan is an archivist on the Collections team here at the Science and Industry Museum.
Archivist Jan Shearsmith takes us through a collection he found documenting the training exploits of a pilot in the early days of the RAF.
To mark International Archives Day, we asked archivist Jan Shearsmith what his job involves
In this second part of his post about Pakistan Railways SP/S 3157, Jan Shearsmith discusses the loco’s later life and journey back from India to Manchester.
Ahead of its appearance in Nikhil Chopra’s New North and South art installation, Jan Shearsmith discusses the early life of Pakistan Railways SP/S 3157.
110 years ago, Shackleton set sail for New Zealand aboard Nimrod. In this post, archivist Jan Shearsmith discusses the fate of the famous ship.
Just how long did it take to travel between London, Manchester and Liverpool in 1928?
The archive team at the museum are always happy to receive donations of documents that can provide a better understanding of Manchester’s role in the industrial and scientific growth of this country and the wider world.
What would you do if, while working away from home in a foreign country, you suddenly found yourself cut off from any kind of support?