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Archives and social media
The National Archives is committed to open information and publishing content where it is most likely to be reused.
That means that in addition to the large number of resources on this site, you can find even more content on a number of external websites where we are currently running projects.
Our Africa Through a Lens project resulted in thousands of images from the Colonial Office photographic library being uploaded. The site also showcases our collections of Victorian and Edwardian photography alongside a selection of artworks, artifacts and documents.
Our @ukwarcabinet project tweets the Second World War in real time, using original cabinet papers to follow the progress of the war from the heart of government. The project began in January 2010 with 1 January 1940 and has continued through to 1942. We have an archive of the tweets available from our Labs website.
The website UK War Cabinet was produced at a Hack Day at the Archives and allows the tweets and papers to be explored in more detail.
We believe that Wikipedia (and other projects from the Wikimedia Foundation such as Wiki Commons and Wikisource) can be an invaluable source for students - as long as it is not the only one they use!
We are working on a number of projects with Wikimedia UK to enhance Wikipedia's coverage of our collections and of history in general. We have uploaded a collection of war art which can be freely reused and contains a large number of classic war time posters alongside portraits and other propaganda.
The National Archives education service has its own Facebook page. 'Like' us to receive updates.