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Coronavirus update

We have decided, for the wellbeing of our visitors, staff, volunteers and suppliers, to close The National Archives until further notice. All events,...

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

A Year in Archives 2019 launched

We are pleased to announce that A Year in Archives 2019 is now available online. The publication brings together stories from organisations across the...

Tags: A Year in Archives 2019, archive sector, Archives Unlocked, historical manuscripts commission, jeff james

The National Archives Receives National Lottery Grant for Digital Project

The National Archives has received a £93,500 grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund for an exciting digital heritage project, “Safeguarding the...

Tags: digital heritage, digital preservation, John Sheridan, National Lottery Heritage Fund

New digital strategy ‘Plugged In, Powered Up’ launched

Today we are pleased to announce our new digital capacity building strategy, ‘Plugged In, Powered Up’, which will support the archives sector meet...

Tags: archive sector, digital preservation, digital strategy, Jisc

The social media archive is now fully searchable

Our social media archive is now the first of its kind in the UK to feature a search function, allowing users to easily navigate our growing collection...

Tags: digital preservation, Flickr, social media, social media archive, twitter, YouTube

Newly Accredited Archive Services

The UK Archive Service Accreditation Committee is pleased to announce that the following archive services were awarded Archive Service Accreditation at...

Tags: accredited archives, Durham University Library, National Army Museum, National Railway Museum, Nucleus, Wellcome Collection

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