News

A photographic tour of The Hive… no. 2

  • 6th February 2012

Today we continue our tour of The Hive, bringing you photographs of the new workspace for the Archive and Archaeology Service:

Our new searchroom desk is almost ready to receive the first enquirers at our new service!

Our new original document searchroom, for consulting all of our original archives, is set out in an L-shape, as you can see below:

?Opposite our reception desk we have an area where users will be able to consult our indexes and paper catalogues. This area is surrounded by glass cabinets, which will be used to display items to reflect the services within The Hive:

Our new searchroom desks have lights to assist users where needed, and sockets at each table to allow for any laptops to be plugged in:

We have a new table area dedicated to researchers who need to look at maps:

?Another view of the searchroom, facing towards our desk:

Our Local Studies Library will have a new home here:

And users will be able to access our microfilm sources throughout the entire day, thanks to our self service area. This is where the microfilm readers will be placed:

?We’re all really impressed with what we have seen so far, what do you think of our new facilities?

We’ll be back soon with some more photos from our tours around The Hive.

Comments are closed.

Related news


  • 12th February 2020
Starting Family History

We are running another of our 3 part Starting Family History workshops shortly, helping people to begin looking into their family tree. We regularly get people come to our archive desk and ask us how they can begin their family history. It may be inspired by reminiscing with family members, seeing programmes like Who Do...

  • 7th February 2020
Moving to the City

In The Hive atrium are four large mosaics of photos, with faces made up of hundreds of photos. Moving to The City is a 2 year arts and archive project working with local community groups. Using the archives as inspiration, and photography as a way to engage and work with people, we explored the idea...

  • 6th February 2020
A Tribute to William Mitchell

If you’ve driven in Kidderminster, you’re sure to have noticed the extensive concrete relief decorating the retaining wall from Worcester Cross to Worcester Road Ring Road. Kidderminster’s inner ring road was commissioned as a solution to relieve traffic congestion through the town centre. The project comprised five stages, or sections, of which four were eventually...