In this piece by Gina Fairley, not only is the link between archives and culture made explicit, but the role of digitisation in facilitating broader access to and wider engagement with shared heritage is highlighted. The following comments from a contributor to the piece appear to capture this well:

“Archives are unsettling, and have within them the raw materials that rewrite the accepted narratives of culture; they can turn institutional culture inside out and open it to scrutiny”

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