Explore Your Archive, 2018 and beyond
The Archives and Records Association (UK and Ireland) and The National Archives have agreed that, going forward, the Explore Your Archive campaign, as it is now mature and well established as a sector-owned campaign, should be guided solely by the Archives and Records Association in future.
The National Archives will continue to give the campaign strong support through participation and dissemination of information.
Explore Your Archive aims to excite members of the public and engage them with their local public and private archive services. The campaign, with its iconic branding, was created in 2013 and has been overseen jointly since then by the ARA and The National Archives. In that time, it has engaged tens of thousands of people across the UK and Ireland and has supported the development of engagement work by the archives and records sector.
The campaign will continue to run all year round. The 2018 campaign launch week will be 17-25 November. For more information and to register an event, please visit www.archives.org.uk – the campaign website, which is currently being upgraded. You can also contact Jon Elliott at the ARA +44 7587 635402.
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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.
DCDC19: Call for Papers07/03/2019 16:10:00
The National Archives are now inviting proposals for our seventh annual Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities (DCDC) conference, organised jointly with Research Libraries UK (RLUK).
Contract awarded to publish the 1921 Census online28/02/2019 11:15:00
The contract to publish the 1921 Census online has been awarded to British & Irish family history website Findmypast, in association with the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Volunteers required for our User Advisory Group20/02/2019 09:15:00
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.
Project to explore political role of Archbishops of York from 1304–140505/02/2019 12:15:00
Yesterday we launched ‘The Northern Way’, an innovative research project investigating the political role of the Archbishops of York from 1304–1405.
Book your place at our pre-modern Ireland symposium, 21–23 March30/01/2019 14:15:00
On 21–23 March this year, The National Archives will host Dominus Hibernie/Rex Hiberniae: pre-modern Ireland, 1200–1801.
Book now for Gerald Aylmer Seminar 2019: Digital and the Archive21/01/2019 14:15:00
National Archives are pleased to announce that registration is now open for this year’s Gerald Aylmer Seminar, which will be hosted at The National Archives.