Following extensive planning and scoping work, Milton Keynes City Council with Bucks CC, MK City Discovery Centre and Living Archive are exploring the potential of creating a New City Archive for Milton Keynes.
Partner organisations work together under the ‘City Archive’ banner. They bring together the full archival story of the building of Milton Keynes by accessing official and personal papers, photographs, film, video and oral histories. Together they chart the social history of the pioneers, citizens and newcomers of Milton Keynes who have made it their home.
After the success of Archive-opia in October 2022, the partners will work together on further events and creative programmes 2023 - 2025. This will trial archive engagement activities to cover archives, local studies, reference, events, exhibitions, workshops, outreach and other activity. The co-created programme will offer old and new activities for all audiences and enable everyone to inform what a permanent New City Archive facility would be and do.