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Becoming the Inclusive Archive

Today, The National Archives launches Becoming the Inclusive Archive, a fresh approach to inclusion and a step towards achieving goals set out in the 2019...

New member joins The National Archives’ board

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Sonia Cargan as a new non-executive member to The National Archives’ Board. Sonia takes up her post...

Tags: Archives for Everyone, board members, non-executive board members, The National Archives Board

Funding received for equipment upgrade

Our Collection Care and Licensing, Publishing and Digitisation departments have received £264,000 in funding as part of the Arts and Humanities Research...

Tags: ahrc, capco, conservation, digitisation, Funding, heritage science, research, ukri

Document release

Prime Minister’s files from 1997 released

Today we have released files from the Prime Minister’s Office and Cabinet Office, predominantly covering the final months of John Major’s government...

Tags: 1997, cabinet office, file release, prime minister's office, Sir John Major

COVID-19 Archives Fund launched

The National Archives has launched a new COVID-19 Archives Fund which will support quick interventions to secure vulnerable physical and born-digital records....

Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities: New Sponsor

We are pleased to announce that Wellcome and Wellcome Collection will be the headline sponsors of the DCDC21 Conference, which is hosted by The National...

Tags: DCDC21, Jisc, research libraries uk, Wellcome, Wellcome Collection

Preparing to welcome back visitors: more seats and greater access

We are waiting for clarification of when we will be able to resume our public reading room services and we will share information as we get it. What we...

Archive services achieve accreditation for a second time

The UK Archive Service Accreditation Committee are pleased to announce that Lancashire Archives and London Metropolitan Archives have been awarded accredited...

Tags: accreditation, accredited archives, archive sector, archive service

The National Archives joins the Climate Heritage Network

Today we publish our statement on Sustainability and Climate Action as we announce our membership of the Climate Heritage Network (CHN).   In 2019,...

Tags: CHN, climate, environment, green champions, sustainability

Creative writing competition launched for schools

Lots of historical records focus on the rich, the influencers or the winners of particular periods. But in a new education resource now available on our...

Tags: creative writing, education, poor laws, victorian workhouse

Five Photos: New online resource launched

Today we are launching Five Photos, a new online resource that aims to engage older generations using imagery from our extensive collection. The resource...

Tags: Arts in Care Homes, NAPA, online resource, outreach

Over £330,000 awarded in grants to archive services

During the COVID-19 pandemic, archives have demonstrated an impressive ability to innovate and engage with archive users. To continue supporting this vital...

Tags: Archives Revealed, Collaborate and Innovate, Funding, The Pilgrim Trust, Wolfson Foundation