Other networks

This page provides you with links to other specialist interest groups, networks and consultations.


These are established peer support and specialist networks that share expertise across the archives sector.

The Archives and Records Association (ARA) interest groups and sections are listed below and further details can all be found on ARA’s website.

  • Film, Sound and Photography Section
  • Archive Volunteer Co-ordinators Network – closed group
  • Archives for Learning and Education Section
  • PSQG: Security & Access Group (SAG) – closed group
  • Data Standards Group
  • Section for New Professionals
  • International Engagement
  • Section for Specialist Repositories including:
    – Religious Archives Group
    – Historic Houses Archivists Group
    – Health Archives and Records Group
    – Charity Archivists and Records Managers
    – Parliamentary and Political Parties Archive Group
    – School Archivists Group

Other networks and groups

Business Archives Council

Film Archives UK

Collections Link subject specialist networks, including archives in museums, sports, screen heritage and many more.

Major Archive Projects Learning Exchange (MAPLE)

UK Archives Discovery Network

The Institute of Conservation groups

Community Archives and Heritage Group

The British Records Association

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