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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

Changes to document ordering

We will soon make some changes to same-day document ordering. From Tuesday 31 March 2020, as part of a six-month trial, readers will be able to order...

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

Document release

Prime Minister’s papers from 1996 released

Today we have released files from the Prime Minister’s Office and Cabinet Office, predominantly covering the years 1995 and 1996. The newly released...

Tags: 1996, cabinet office, file release, john major, prime minister's office

Funds awarded for innovative ideas

Today we announce the first eight recipients of grants awarded from our new Archives Testbed Fund to promote innovation. Grants of up to £5,000 will...

Tags: archive services, archive testbed fund, Collaborate and Innovate, Funding, grants, plugged in powered up

1657: Rebel Christmas

From 27 November to 4 January, join us at The National Archives for a unique festive offering this season. Exploring the centuries-old traditions forced...

Tags: bookshop, christmas, education, events, exhibition, what's on

Online research project announced to mark World Digital Preservation Day

Today we mark World Digital Preservation Day by announcing an online research week looking at ways to make our web-based technical registry PRONOM more...

Tags: digital preservation, PRONOM, research, World Digital Preservation Day

Celebrating volunteers across the capital

Last night we welcomed volunteers from the museum and archive sectors for the London Heritage Volunteer Awards. We were the first archive to host the awards,...

Tags: archives, awards, cataloguing projects, events, museums, national maritime museum, transparent papers

Forthcoming disruption to online services

Users of our website may experience two brief periods of disruption over the next few days as we carry out routine maintenance work of our online services...

Tags: access, archive services, online services, reading rooms

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