Community engagement

Archives help to build stable and prosperous communities with a strong sense of identity, they encourage well-being, and they provide opportunities for people to learn, explore and interact.

Informal learning

Learning is about developing skills, knowledge and understanding, and it is at the heart of archives.

Understanding your community

This page provides a range of resources designed to help you develop a good understanding of the needs and interests of the community you serve.

Developing your audience

A key priority for the sector, outlined in Archives for the 21st Century, the government policy on archives, is to develop access to archives for a wide range of individuals and communities.

Developing formal education

You can help to develop a wide range of learning experiences for school-aged children by getting involved in national programmes, advocacy and partnerships.