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Prime Minister’s files from 1997 released

Today we have released files from the Prime Minister’s Office and Cabinet Office, predominantly covering the final months of John Major’s government...

Tags: 1997, cabinet office, file release, prime minister's office, Sir John Major

COVID-19 Archives Fund launched

The National Archives has launched a new COVID-19 Archives Fund which will support quick interventions to secure vulnerable physical and born-digital records....

Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities: New Sponsor

We are pleased to announce that Wellcome and Wellcome Collection will be the headline sponsors of the DCDC21 Conference, which is hosted by The National...

Tags: DCDC21, Jisc, research libraries uk, Wellcome, Wellcome Collection

Preparing to welcome back visitors: more seats and greater access

We are waiting for clarification of when we will be able to resume our public reading room services and we will share information as we get it. What we...

Archive services achieve accreditation for a second time

The UK Archive Service Accreditation Committee are pleased to announce that Lancashire Archives and London Metropolitan Archives have been awarded accredited...

Tags: accreditation, accredited archives, archive sector, archive service

The National Archives joins the Climate Heritage Network

Today we publish our statement on Sustainability and Climate Action as we announce our membership of the Climate Heritage Network (CHN).   In 2019,...

Tags: CHN, climate, environment, green champions, sustainability

Creative writing competition launched for schools

Lots of historical records focus on the rich, the influencers or the winners of particular periods. But in a new education resource now available on our...

Tags: creative writing, education, poor laws, victorian workhouse

Five Photos: New online resource launched

Today we are launching Five Photos, a new online resource that aims to engage older generations using imagery from our extensive collection. The resource...

Tags: Arts in Care Homes, NAPA, online resource, outreach

Over £330,000 awarded in grants to archive services

During the COVID-19 pandemic, archives have demonstrated an impressive ability to innovate and engage with archive users. To continue supporting this vital...

Tags: Archives Revealed, Collaborate and Innovate, Funding, The Pilgrim Trust, Wolfson Foundation

Digital preservation project shortlisted for award

We are delighted to announce that our Safeguarding the Nation’s Digital Memory project team has been shortlisted for The Software Sustainability Institute...

Tags: DiAGRAM, Digital Preservation Awards, Safeguarding the Nation’s Digital Memory

DCDC21 Conference: Call for papers

The deadline to submit a proposal for next year's DCDC conference has been extended to 22 January 2021 owing to the COVID-19 situation. The DCDC21 conference...

Artwork to commemorate heroes of the Blitz commissioned by Ancestry

Family history experts Ancestry have commissioned 33 artists around the UK to create artwork based on Civil Gallantry Award records held at The National...

Tags: ancestry, blitz, civilian gallantry awards, military