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New planning guidance for archives and libraries

Today we have published guidance with Arts Council England on public libraries and archives advocating within local authority planning. The guide is designed...

Tags: archive sector, archives, arts council, guidelines, libraries

The National Archives rebrands for the first time in 16 years

To mark our commitment to wider public engagement, we have refreshed our brand to introduce a new visual identity created by multi-disciplinary designers...

Tags: Archives for Everyone, brand, HemingwayDesign, rebrand, visual identity, Wayne Hemingway

Cold War on File: A new resource for students

The Online Education team at The National Archives has launched Cold War on File, a brand new online education resource comprising nearly 50 documents,...

Tags: cold war, education, history

Volunteers required for our 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 we...

Tags: academic, archive services, research, students, User Advisory Group, Volunteers

The National Archives awarded PhD studentships by Arts and Humanities Research Council

We are delighted to announce that The National Archives is one of 14 leading institutions and consortia to be awarded an allocation of PhD studentships...

Tags: ahrc, arts and humanities research, collaborative doctoral programme, PhD studentships

London Festival of Architecture

We 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...

Tags: AOC architecture, brutalist style, design, HemingwayDesign, London Festival of Architecture, Wayne Hemingway

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...

Tags: film project, Holding History, mental health, Suffrage Tales

Congratulations to our Finance Team

Last night at the Public Finance awards, The National Archives finance team won Finance Team of the Year – Central Government and National Bodies. Pauline...

Tags: awards, Finance team, Public Finance

Newly accredited archive services

The Archive Service Accreditation Committee, responsible for the award of Accreditation, is pleased to announce that the following archive services have...

Tags: Archive Accreditation, archive sector, archive services, awards

Changes to the reading rooms

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. From Monday...

Tags: access, archive services, facilities, information for visitors, reading rooms

DCDC19: Call for Papers

We are now inviting proposals for our seventh annual Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities (DCDC) conference, organised jointly with Research...

Tags: academic research, archives, conferences, DCDC, DCDC19, digital, events, rluk

Contract awarded to publish the 1921 Census online

We can today announce the contract to publish the 1921 Census online has been awarded to British & Irish family history website Findmypast, in association...

Tags: 1921, 1921 census, census, commercial, digitisation, family history, findmypast, genealogy, online

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