At its most basic, looking after archives is about ensuring they are safe and protected from extreme temperatures and humidity, wherever and whatever they are. Expected levels of care for different types of material are set out in the guidance for Archive Service Accreditation.

Find out more about caring for archives in the following documents:

Archive Principles and Practice (PDF, 0.29Mb)

Protecting archives and manuscripts against disasters (PDF, 0.05Mb)

Other sources of advice

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