A Year in Archives 2018

Dance group outside Chiswick building

Image credit: Rambert Archives

A Year in Archives 2018 brings together stories from organisations across the country, celebrating the innovative and exciting work happening in the sector.

2018 was another successful year for the archives sector, and notable for the ways in which the sector has embraced and delivered on the themes of the strategic vision, Archives Unlocked. The ambition of Archives Unlocked is to release the full potential of archives, demonstrating how archives can inspire trust, enrich our lives and be open to all. These stories reflect these ambitions, illustrating how our vibrant sector is embracing current challenges and opportunities, from building digital capacity and resilience to demonstrating impact, driving forward the many benefits of archives to different audiences.

As we continue to build the platform for future success, A Year in Archives demonstrates that the archives sector continues to work hard in demonstrating the importance of archives through innovative ways of collecting and making collections accessible, preserving our past for the future.

Dr Valerie Johnson
Director of Research and Collections, The National Archives

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