Apply now: Young People’s Film Project
We will be running an exciting new film project, ‘Mental Health on Record’, from Monday 29 July to Friday 2 August 2019, and we have places for 14 enthusiastic young people (aged 16-19 years) to take part.
Working with professional filmmaker, Nigel Kellaway, you will have the opportunity to explore original documents from our collection on the subject of mental health. These records reflect the personal stories of individuals from history, whose experiences show how mental health was represented and misunderstood in the past.
You will also work with mental health charity Richmond Borough Mind, to learn about contemporary mental health challenges and how people can seek advice and support today.
The project is an excellent opportunity to gain experience working with original documents, learn film-making skills from an industry professional, and work creatively with your peers. Take a look at some of the previous film projects we have run, including ‘Holding History’, and ‘Suffrage Tales’, for a sense of what you will achieve.
The closing date for applications is Friday 28th June 2019.
For more information about the project and to apply to take part, click here.
Latest News from
New planning guidance for archives and libraries13/06/2019 15:51:00
Today National Archives have published guidance with Arts Council England on public libraries and archives advocating within local authority planning.
The National Archives rebrands for the first time in 16 years11/06/2019 14:15:00
To mark our commitment to wider public engagement, we have refreshed our brand to introduce a new visual identity created by multi-disciplinary designers HemingwayDesign.
Cold War on File: A new resource for students31/05/2019 12:15:00
The Online Education team at The National Archives has launched Cold War on File, a brand new online education resource comprising nearly 50 documents, maps and photographs, alongside transcripts and notes for teachers.
Volunteers required for our User Advisory Group30/05/2019 13:15:00
Would you like to represent the views of archive users and help to improve The National Archives’ services? If you are a regular archive user then we would love to hear from you.
The National Archives awarded PhD studentships by Arts and Humanities Research Council29/05/2019 11:15:00
National Archives are delighted to announce that The National Archives is one of 14 leading institutions and consortia to be awarded an allocation of PhD studentships under the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships programme.
London Festival of Architecture23/05/2019 16:05:00
National Archive give a lot of thought to what we hold inside our building – over 1,000 years of documents of global historical importance. This June however, we turn our attention to the building that houses our collections as we celebrate the world’s biggest annual architecture festival: the London Festival of Architecture (LFA).
Newly accredited archive services29/03/2019 11:15:00
The Archive Service Accreditation Committee, responsible for the award of Accreditation, is pleased to announce that the following archive services have been awarded accredited status:
Changes to the reading rooms21/03/2019 11:15:00
During the week beginning Monday 25 March we will be carrying out some work in the Research and Enquiries area of the on site reading rooms.