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Magna Carta resource triumphs for a second time

Web-based resource 'Magna Carta and the Emergence of Parliament' won the Jury’s Special Prize at the MEDEA Awards.

Committee announces newly accredited archive services

The UK Archive Service Accreditation Committee is pleased to announce that the following archive services were awarded accredited status

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Works by artist Sarah Kogan to be shown at The National Archives

Changing the Landscape is an ambitious visual arts project by British contemporary artist Sarah Kogan, inspired by a collection of over 180 letters and photographic postcards.

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Advisory Council seeks new members

The Advisory Council on National Records and Archives is looking to appoint three new members. The Council advises the Secretary of State for Culture,...

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Document release

Files from 1986-88 released

Today we have released files from the Prime Minister’s Office, spanning the years 1986-88. The files are available to view in the public reading...

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First World War related baby names revealed

The battles of the First World War were popular choices for names, with 1,229 (75%) of the babies named after battles.

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Call for papers for DCDC16 – Collections, connections, collaboration: from potential to impact

The National Archives and Research Libraries UK are excited to announce the call for papers for this year’s Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities...

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Refreshing our relationship with Arts Council England

Last month, The National Archives was visited by Darren Henley, the Chief Executive of Arts Council England. During his visit, we revised our Memorandum...

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The National Archives publishes reports on born-digital records management

Managing, preserving and providing access to born-digital records (records natively created in a digital format, such as emails, documents and spreadsheets)...

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Join our User Advisory Group

Would you like to represent the views of archive users and help to improve our services? We are seeking three new voluntary representatives to join our...

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See Shakespeare’s will in London

By me William Shakespeare, our exhibition telling the story of Shakespeare’s life in London, opens today. It is being held at the Inigo Rooms,...

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Allocation of papers accepted in lieu of tax

The following collections of papers have been accepted in lieu of tax by the government Durham estate papers (12th to 20th centuries) of the...

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