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Digital preservation project shortlisted for award

We are delighted to announce that our Safeguarding the Nation’s Digital Memory project team has been shortlisted for The Software Sustainability Institute...

Tags: DiAGRAM, Digital Preservation Awards, Safeguarding the Nation’s Digital Memory

DCDC21 Conference: Call for papers

The deadline to submit a proposal for next year's DCDC conference has been extended to 22 January 2021 owing to the COVID-19 situation. The DCDC21 conference...

Artwork to commemorate heroes of the Blitz commissioned by Ancestry

Family history experts Ancestry have commissioned 33 artists around the UK to create artwork based on Civil Gallantry Award records held at The National...

Tags: ancestry, blitz, civilian gallantry awards, military

The National Archives welcomes Swedish School onsite at Kew 

We are delighted to announce the commencement of a new strategic collaboration with the Swedish School in London (SSL). The National Archives has...

Tags: education, jeff james, SSL, the Swedish School in London

Tickets now available for Meet the Author series

This autumn, we will be launching Meet the Author, a brand new programme of free online talks with high-profile authors. From raising a queen to cracking...

Tags: events, Meet the Author, online events

Newly accredited archive services announced

The UK Archive Service Accreditation Committee is pleased to announce that the University of Manchester Library was awarded Archive Service Accreditation...

Tags: archive sector, archive service accreditation, Unilever Archives and Records Management, University of Manchester Library

Disruption to web services

We are experiencing an on-going intermittent issue with our website. The issue impacts our online services and in particular our online catalogue, Discovery,...

Tags: digital, discovery, web services

Seeking new delegates for our User Advisory Group

Would you like to represent the views of archive users and help to improve The National Archives' services? If you are a regular archive user then we would...

Tags: academic, archive service, research, User Advisory Group, Volunteers

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, while our reading room services are limited. Registered users...

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