Liverpool Librarian Wins ‘Guess the Archive’ Competition at ARA Conference 2017

Emily Parsons Archivist LibrarianBruynzeel is pleased to announce that Emily Parsons, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian at Liverpool John Moores University has won its ‘Guess the Archive’ competition, which took place at this year’s ARA Conference. 

Emily receives a prize of a £50 Amazon voucher. “I still can’t believe I got the most right,” she said. “I never win anything! Some I knew for certain, but I must have been very lucky with my guesses.”

The quiz was held at the ARA Conference 2017 in Manchester on 30-31 August. Emily was the out-and-out winner, correctly identifying 9 of the 11 archives from photographs of their exterior – with a few visual and cryptic clues thrown in for good measure.

“It was a tough quiz,” said Bruynzeel’s Rob Dakin. “We might have to make it a bit easier next time! Big congratulations to Emily and thanks to all who took part in the competition.”


The 11 archives were:

Alnwick Castle Archive ARA Conference 2017
1. Alnwick Castle


2. Ceredigion Archives


3. Cumbria Archives Service


4. London Metropolitan Archives


5. Dudley Archives


6. Denbighshire Archives


7. Central Library and Archive, Liverpool


8. M&S Company Archive


National Library of Wales Archive exterior

9. National Library of Wales Archives, Aberystwyth


BFI National Film Archives Exterior ARA Conference 2017
10. BFI National Film Archives


Glasgow Archives Exterior
11. Glasgow Archives (Mitchell Library)


Our next event: Business Archives Council Conference 

For those with an interest in business and commercial archives, Bruynzeel Storage Systems will be attending this year’s Business Archives Council Conference in London on Tuesday 21 November 2017. Entitled ‘Change the Record’, the conference will examine the changing nature of archive records and material, and explore how archivists are responding to that change.

Visit our stand to pick up free giveaways and talk to us about the storage system your collection deserves. We’re there to offer free advice and guidance. 

Tickets are available now for the BAC Conference. To find out more and book your place at early bird rates, visit by 13 October.

Andy Duck

Andy Duck

UK Marketing and Communications @ Bruynzeel Storage Systems

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