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Safeguarding the cultural heritage of British artists

Art360, a new project to safeguard Britain’s cultural heritage by digitising the archives of 100 leading modern and contemporary British artists, has...

Tags: Art360, digitisation, news, visual arts

Battle of Loos ‘behind the scenes’ revealed

Over 350 Army Headquarters war diaries have been published online by The National Archives to mark the centenary of the Battle of Loos, the first...

Tags: Battle of Loos, first world war, military history, unit war diary

Machinery of Government change: The National Archives moves to DCMS

Today it has been announced in Parliament that The National Archives’ sponsoring department has changed from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to the...

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Find out about the chimp who went to war

Discover the extraordinary story of eccentric First World War Commander Geoffrey Spicer-Simson at a free, creative event for families at The National...

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Award winning week for The National Archives

Our education visits and an online transcription project with the National Maritime Museum have both won awards this week. Learning outside the...

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Seeking new delegates for the User Advisory Group

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...

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Second World War prisoner of war records now online

One million records of servicemen, servicewomen and civilians who were taken captive during the Second World War are being published online for the...

Tags: findmypast, nazi, pow, prisoner of war, second world war

Document release

Latest top secret MI5 files released

Today we have made available to the public 102 previously top secret files from the UK Security Service – sometimes known as MI5. The files reveal...

Tags: cold war, document release, file release, mi5, second world war, security service

Call for papers for First World War conference

We are inviting researchers to contribute to a lively exchange of ideas at a three-day event at The National Archives in September 2016. Examining...

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Newly digitised records complete story of naval careers

We are pleased to announce the release of two newly-digitised series of naval service records, ADM 362 and ADM 363. These particular documents are...

Tags: adm 362, adm 363, digitised, ratings, rn, royal navy

Document release

More Cabinet Office files from 1986 released

Over 300 files from 1986, recently transferred by the Cabinet Office to The National Archives, are now available in our reading rooms. They include...

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Newly accredited archive services – July 2015

The UK Archive Service Accreditation Committee is pleased to announce that the following archive services have been awarded accredited status at the recent...

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