Sections/Interest Groups

The ARA's professional and social activities are conducted through a systemof Sections covering specific interest areas, alongside a set of Regionalgroups set up to support ARA members throughout the UK and Ireland at alocal level. Find the section for you and get involved.

The ARA's Sections are in place to provide professional support, guidance and training to the ARA Membership.

As an ARA Member you get free access to all of the Sections below that may be of interest.

Whether your role or interests are focused on business records, education and learning, records management or data standards we aim to support our members with opportunities to gather and share information around practical advice, best practice, useful resources, links with appropriate organizations and ways to promote education and research.

You can find out more about all of our Sections (and Regional groups) here on the site but in summary the Sections are:

  • Archives for Learning & Education Section
  • Archives & Technology
  • Archivists of Scottish Local Authorities Working Group 
  • Chief Archivists in Local Government
  • Business Records
  • Community Archives & Heritage Group
  • Film, Sound & Photography
  • Preservation & Conservation 
  • Records Management and Information Governance
  • Specialist Repositories 
  • New Professionals
  • Volunteering, Security and Access and Surveys Group

If you are interested in joining a Section, contact a representative via the Section pages or Contact Us.          

ARA members who fulfil Officer roles in Sections are invited to Officers' events, notably an annual meeting where they can learn more about what's happening in the Association and can give valuable feedback on new or planned initiatives.