Arts Archives

Arts archives include a wide range of disciplines – visual arts, literature, music, dance, theatre and performance. The National Archives can provide a range of guidance on the care and management of arts archives, whether you are an established archive service or an arts organization looking for advice on how to care for the material you hold. This includes practical advice on storage and access, connecting with relevant networks, or help to negotiate the deposit of material with an established archive service.

Our work covered all arts disciplines - visual art, literature, music, dance, theatre, combined arts and live art. We aimed to support sustainability and collection development for archival collections of the arts, so that more material survives and is collected for the future.