In 2013 we celebrated our 60th birthday, and to mark the anniversary we mounted an exhibition in our Samuel Storey exhibition space, commemorating our opening in May 1953, and showcasing our history during the last six decades.
So much has happened at the Borthwick during 60 years that any exhibition can only focus on a few selected aspects.
More about the Borthwick's history
To find out more about our story, visit the History of the Borthwick pages.
We chose to tell the story of the role played by the York Civic Trust and Oliver Sheldon in our founding. We also told the story of our first Director, Canon J.S. Purvis and illustrated our premises at St Anthony's Hall from 1953 to 2004.
We looked at how our archives have grown and how our audience has changed and increased.
We also took a brief look at the development of conservation, at the many ways in which we make archives available, at the many aspects of outreach and how the Borthwick is a place of continuity and change.
Read more about the exhibition and our 60th:
The exhibition gave us a chance to display some of our interesting archives and artefacts, including: