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Jeff James appointed International Forum President

Chief Executive and Keeper of The National Archives, Jeff James, has been appointed President of the Forum of National Archivists (FAN), the international...

Tags: Archives Unlocked, FAN, Forum of National Archivists, ICA, International Council on Archives, jeff james

Shakespeare documents recognised at UNESCO ceremony

A ceremony to celebrate the inclusion of 90 Shakespeare documents in UNESCO’s International Memory of the World register has been held in London. Documents...

Tags: famous signatures, famous wills, Shakespeare, unesco

Headline sponsors of DCDC18 announced

We are delighted to announce that Wellcome Collection will be the headline sponsor for DCDC18: Memory and Transformation. Delivered jointly by The...

Tags: archival research, archives, DCDC, research

Workforce development for the archive sector

The National Archives has today launched a workforce development strategy for the archive sector. Independent research consultancy Pye Tait was commissioned...

Tags: archive sector, Archives Unlocked, workforce development strategy

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...

Tags: ARA, Archives and Records Association (UK and Ireland), explore your archive

New ‘1920s Britain’ education resource

The National Archives Education online team have today added to their resources with the publication of the new two part themed document collection called...

Tags: 1920s Britain, Britain's domestic history, education

New guidelines for archiving personal data

The National Archives today has published a new set of guidelines for archiving personal data. The rules for handling information about living people...

Tags: Data Protection Act 2018, GDPR, personal data

Updating our Statement of Public Task

The National Archives has published a revised version of our Statement of Public Task. Statements of Public Task are a key part of the transparency...

Tags: PSI, transparency

Archives Revealed awards first Scoping Grants

The first five successful applicants to the Archives Revealed Scoping Grants programme have been announced. The scheme, which is supported by The National...

Tags: archival research, archives, Archives Revealed, Cataloguing, research, scoping

Maintenance work on our website, Sunday 5 August 08:00-12:00

We will be carrying out essential maintenance work from 08:00 to 12:00 on Sunday 5 August. We anticipate that all our online and web services will be disrupted...

Tags: discovery, maintenance, website

Newly accredited archive services

The UK Archive Service Accreditation Partnership has announced the latest cohort of newly accredited archive services.

Tags: accreditation, Archive Accreditation

Prime Minister’s papers from 1993 released

We have released files from the Prime Minister’s Office and Cabinet Office predominantly covering the year of 1993. The newly released Cabinet...

Tags: document release, file release, prime minister's office

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