THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES
Andrew Payne is Head of Education and Outreach, a post he has held for over 10 years at The National Archives. It is a role that combines his previous experience as a History teacher, digital communications consultant, trainer and project manager. His department’s work on digital engagement has been recognised both nationally and internationally with multiple awards for education resources and projects on www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/education Andrew has been invited to speak around the world on the public engagement, outreach and education work undertaken by the department, with recent presentations to the European Presidency Conference on Digital Culture; the Academy of Korean Studies in Seoul; and KVAN – the national conference for archives in the Netherlands where he was the opening keynote speaker.
Andrew has worked with universities in the UK, USA, the Caribbean and across Europe to deliver programmes for teachers and archivists in the effective use of archival collections for public engagement and education including the internationally recognised annual Winter Schools in Archives for Education run in collaboration with FARO - The Flemish Archives Network in Belgium and The National Humanities Center in North. In 2015 Andrew was commissioned to produce an advisory report for the Department of Education on the use of digital collections for the classroom and has most recently worked with BBC Learning to develop a new series of digital resources and videos for schools entitled Hunting for History