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The National Archives to re-open on 21 July

We’re very pleased to announce that we will be able to welcome visitors back into our reading rooms from Tuesday 21 July. We will be offering a limited...

A message about racial equality from our Chief Executive and Keeper

The National Archives is committed to fairness and equality for all. We do not tolerate racism or any racial injustice. Archives are for everyone because...

Celebrating the contributions of our volunteers

Today marks the beginning of Volunteers’ Week and for the first time, this year we will be honouring the achievements of our volunteers through a series...

Tags: Admiralty Navy Board, Caroline Ottaway-Searle, copyright records, Volunteers, Volunteers' Week 2020

New digital preservation training for archives

Today we are launching Novice to Know-How, our free online digital preservation training for archive professionals. Part of our ‘Plugged In Powered Up’...

Tags: archive sector, digital preservation, Digital Preservation Coalition, Novice to Know-How, plugged in powered up

Free access to digital records

We are making digital records available on our website free of charge for the time being, as we are initially only able to re-open our reading rooms for...

Tags: digital downloads, digital records, discovery, online services

Time Travel TV launches to help with the return to home-schooling

As many families return to home-schooling after the Easter holidays, today we are launching Time Travel TV, an online video series featuring brand new...

Tags: education, home-schooling, online education, Time Travel TV

Changes to document ordering

We have decided to delay the implementation of the document ordering trial, as The National Archives is currently closed until further notice. We will...

Tags: access, advance document ordering, archive services, information for visitors, reading rooms

DCDC Conference to take a one-year break

The Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities (DCDC) Conference is taking a brief break in 2020 to build on its success and will return in a new...

Tags: conference, DCDC, Jisc, research, rluk

New film ‘Mental Health on Record’ released

Last night we premiered ‘Mental Health on Record’, a stop-motion animation film made by a group of young people which explores how contemporary views...

Tags: education, Jon Bartlett, mental health, Nigel Kellaway, Richmond Borough Mind

Launch of The National Archives Trust

The National Archives Trust, a new independent education charity, was launched last night with a reception here at Kew. The Trust will be able to fundraise...

Tags: Clore Learning Centre, Sir Anthony Seldon, Sir John Major, The National Archives Trust

Construction works begin soon for new learning spaces

We will begin construction of two major new learning spaces within our first floor reading rooms from Monday 10 February. We will do our best to minimise...

Tags: access, archive services, document services, information for visitors, reading room

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