Training and events

We offer training to develop skills, knowledge and understanding within the archives sector. Our training sessions are relevant from both an organisational and individual perspective. Please email us if you would like more information about any of our sessions. At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, our events and training moved online and some of our events remain digital, alongside our e-learning courses.

Most of our training sessions are free, and bookings are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If you’re unable to cover the cost of travelling to one of our events, please get in touch and we’d be happy to discuss this. We have a limited number of spaces available at each session. Because of this, please only book if you are able to attend, and contact us if you can no longer attend.

Discovering Collections Discovering Communities (DCDC) Conference 2022

11-15 July 2022 (online)

DCDC is a cross-sectoral conference, hosted by The National Archives, RLUK and Jisc, that brings together the GLAMA sectors (galleries, libraries, archives, museums and academia) to shine a light on our shared experiences, innovations, interests and concerns. DCDC22 will showcase how digital innovation is transforming the cultural heritage and academic sectors and their relationship with their audiences. The deadline for registration is Friday 8 July.

Register for the DCDC 2022 conference

Manorial Documents Register Conference 2022

6 September 2022 (University of Nottingham)

The Manorial Documents Register Conference 2022 will be co-hosted by The National Archives and University of Nottingham’s Manuscripts and Special Collections, and sponsored by The British Association for Local History. 2022 marks the centenary of the Law Property Act that abolished copyhold tenure and, through subsequent legislation in 1924, gave the Master of the Rolls jurisdiction over manorial records. It also marks the completion of 30 years’ work to make the Manorial Documents Register for England and Wales available online. This conference will explore the research potential of manorial records, their wider historical significance and the value of manorial records for the 21st century.

Register for the Manorial Documents Register Conference 2022

Data Protection Toolkit for Archives

Our Data Protection Toolkit for Archives helps archive staff who are involved in providing access to personal data found within collections. The toolkit was created by Naomi Korn Associates in collaboration with an advisory group of archivists and presents a simplified overview of the statutory, regulatory, ethical and policy essentials in the context of accessing information in archives.

Request access to the Data Protection Toolkit for Archives

Archive Service Accreditation e-learning course

This e-learning course is for anyone working with archive collections who wishes to find out about Archive Service Accreditation. It provides a general introduction to the scheme and will help participants take the first steps towards making an application.

Sign up for the Archive Service Accreditation e-learning

Fundraising for Archives e-learning course

This e-learning course covers fundraising strategy, financial planning, cases for support, building networks and supporters, crowdfunding, and measuring outcomes and evaluation.

Video tutorials and step-by-step guidance will introduce you to each topic and guide you through online activities, enabling you to put what you are learning into practice and tailor it to your archive service.

Sign up for the Fundraising for Archives e-learning course