This September the Society for Clay Pipe Research and the Académie Internationale de la Pipe both held their annual conferences in England – the first time the two organisations had been together since 2008, when they met in Liverpool during the city’s Capital of Culture year. The two conferences were run back-to-back and the National Pipe Archive was offered a stall during the SCPR part of the proceedings. This gave us the opportunity to highlight the work we have been doing on the digitisation of some of our collections. We are most grateful for the kind donations that were received as a result of this display. We plan to put the funds towards some much needed storage boxes.