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Manorial records come home to Lincolnshire

The National Archives has successfully overseen the return to Lincoln of 19 volumes of manorial records which have been in Germany for a number of years....

Tags: Lincolnshire, manorial documents register, manorial records, Moulton Harrington

Tate Library and Archive achieve Archive Service Accreditation

On Tuesday 5 June, Finance and Commercial Director, Neil Curtis, presented the Tate Library and Archive with their archive accreditation certificate at...

Summer Lecture Series open for registration

This year’s Summer Lecture Series will focus on the theme of contested spaces over time. The series, which takes place throughout July and August, is...

Tags: academic research, archivalresearch, archives, Summer Lecture Series

Allocation of papers accepted in lieu of tax

The archive of the Walpole family, Barons Walpole of Wolterton, formerly Earls of Orford, has been accepted in lieu of tax by the government. Notable...

Tags: archive sector, archives

The National Archives and personal data under GDPR

The National Archives has always taken seriously our compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998. From today, 25 May, we are processing personal information under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the new Data Protection Act.

Tags: data protection, data protection act, GDPR

New Board Members appointed

We are pleased to announce the appointment of two new non-executive members to The National Archives’ Board, appointed following a recruitment campaign...

Tags: board members, The National Archives Board

Updated: Changes to car parking at The National Archives’ site in Kew

Due to continuing operational issues, charges in the visitor car park have been further delayed. We apologise for any inconvenience and will provide an...

Tags: car parking, car parking for disabled users

Prize Papers Project launches at Oldenburg Castle

Imagine being the first person to open a letter written 250 years ago but which never reached its intended recipient. What might you find? What might you learn?

Tags: digitisation, letters, Prize Papers, research

Late night opening – Thursdays in May and June 2018

We are pleased to announce that, during May and June 2018, we will be extending our Thursday opening hours. We will open until 21:00 every Thursday during...

Tags: bookshop opening times, cafe opening times, opening hours, opening times, what's on

The National Archives loans items for Brazilian art exhibition

The National Archives is loaning documents and photographs for an exhibition which recreates the art works displayed at the first Brazilian modern...

Tags: art, art exhibition, Brazil, Brazilian Embassy, Brazilian modernism, foreign office, modern art, Royal Academy of Art, second world war, The Art of Diplomacy

Newly accredited archive services

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

Tags: accreditation, Archive Accreditation, archive service accreditation

Education: The rat who ate history

The National Archives’ Education department has built new relationships with two local Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) schools, having...

Tags: Cedars Primary School, Clarendon School, crime and punishment, education, Friends of The National Archives, henry viii, rat, special educational needs, Theatre Tots, Tudors, Victorian prisoners, workshops

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