Heritage experts signed to shape digital photo archive Lottery plans

Posted Friday, May 1, 2015 by Chris Leggett under News

Plans to digitise the Express & Star’s photo archive have taken another step forward with the appointment of experts to develop community projects to explore the historic collection.

Specialist heritage agency Tricolor has been selected to develop ideas which will get the widest possible usage of the images, which will be digitised and uploaded to a free to access website.

Front from left Tricolor heritage consultant Frank Crosby and MNA brand and communications manager Chris Leggett. Back row from left volunteer Mick Pearson, Lisa George from the University of Wolverhampton, WAVE city archivist Heidi McIntosh, Tricolor heritage consultant Gwendolen Whitaker, volunteer Ann Eales and Scott Knight from the University of Wolverhampton.

Bid to digitise Express & Star photos submitted to Lottery board

Posted Thursday, December 19, 2013 by Chris Leggett under News

Brand and communications manager Chris Leggett signs the bid document with (front left) WAVE head of service Corinne MIller and (right) Wolverhampton University associate dean Patricia Cooper, watched by the bid team in the archive room

The Express & Star’s bid for funding to digitise its photo archive has been submitted to the Heritage Lottery Fund.


Readers back the Express & Star photo archive campaign

Posted Monday, September 16, 2013 by Chris Leggett under News

Reader Clare Rasdell with the cutting of her great-grandfather

More than 100 groups and individuals have rallied to back our bid for lottery funding, which would enable the entire Express & Star photographic archive to be viewed over the internet.


Photo archive project worthy of support

Posted Thursday, August 15, 2013 by Chris Leggett under News

Editorial executive Tom Graham writes: The Express & Star’s bid for Heritage Lottery Fund money to preserve its photo archive is a major step towards ensuring this priceless collection is available for future generations.