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Major National Lottery investment to unlock UK’s archives

  A £5m investment into the archives sector will unlock collections across the UK and build the skills and resilience needed to care for them...

Tags: Archives Revealed, Funding, grant, National Lottery Heritage Fund, Pilgrim Trust, Wolfson Foundation

Pre-election period

The Civil Service has now entered the pre-election period. The National Archives is a government department and during this time, our website and communications...

Latest Accredited Archive Services announced

Archive Service Accreditation is the UK-wide standard for archive services. Following an Archive Service Accreditation Panel in March, we are pleased...

Tags: Archive Accreditation, archive sector, archive service accreditation panel, archive services

The National Archives welcomes Laidlaw Education to Kew 

We are delighted to announce a new commercial collaboration with Laidlaw Education who will be leasing part of our building. Laidlaw Education LLP...

Tags: business development, education, Laidlaw Education

Major improvement works to our building

We have started work to replace the repository windows on the second, third and fourth floors of the 1970s part of The National Archives' building....

Saul Nassé appointed as new Chief Executive and Keeper of The National Archives

Saul Nassé has been appointed by the Department for Culture, Media, and Sport as Chief Executive and Keeper of The National Archives and will take up...

Tags: chief executive, Saul Nassé

Educational package to help pupils across the UK understand the journey to the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement

The Northern Ireland Office, has today launched the second phase of a package of educational materials to mark the 25th anniversary of the Belfast...

Tags: Belfast Good Friday Agreement, education resources, Northern Ireland Office

Were Allied prisoners of war involved in the Great Escape betrayed?

An extraordinary claim that Allied prisoners of war involved in the Great Escape were betrayed by two of their own side has come to light in files...

Tags: allied prisoners, great escapes, prisoners of war

The National Archives and Arts Council England sign new agreement

The National Archives and Arts Council England have signed a new collaboration agreement for 2024 to 2027. This agreement outlines how we will build...

Tags: Archives Unlocked, arts council england, Let's Create

Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities is taking a break in 2024

The Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities (DCDC) conference offers a unique collaboration opportunity for colleagues from across the Gallery,...

Tags: British LIbrary, DCDC, GLAMA, Jisc

Spirit of Invention exhibition opens in Newcastle-upon-Tyne

The National Archives is delighted to announce the launch of our free family exhibition Spirit of Invention in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. It opens to the...

Pristine sweater in parcel posted in 1807

A 200-year-old sweater in a traditional Faroese knit has been found in a stash of 19th-century letters at The National Archives in our Prize Papers...

Tags: Faroe Islands, knitting, Prize Papers, Second Battle of Copenhagen, textiles, woollen

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