Latest News

Here you can access press releases issued by the Archives & Records Association and see where the organisation has appeared in the media.

You can also track latest news from the archives and record keeping sector.

For media queries please contact Jon Elliott, Head of Public Affairs, or telephone 01494 265878.


Proposal to amend European directive

Thursday, 15 December 2011 10:02

Re-use of Public Sector Information

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ARA 2012 Annual Conference

Thursday, 08 December 2011 12:08

29 to 31 August - Grand Hotel, Brighton

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All Party Group hosts unique session with UK archive leaders

Wednesday, 07 December 2011 09:39

All Party Parliamentary Group on Archives and History 'hugely supportive' of the archive sector

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Architecture, Building and Construction Survey under way

Sunday, 04 December 2011 17:10

One year project now under way at The National Archives

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National Occupational Standards

Friday, 18 November 2011 09:52

Archives and record management occupational standards

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Websites archived

Thursday, 17 November 2011 16:13

National Council on Archives and Society of Archivists websites safely archived

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Redefining Quality

Thursday, 03 November 2011 17:28

Annual PSQG Forum tackles the big issues 

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PRONI - a visitor's view

Thursday, 03 November 2011 10:21

'Go there at once!'

It’s November now and the new PRONI building in Belfast has had many wonderful ‘opening reviews’ in its first few months of operation. I expected to see a good, built-for-purpose facility, with the right storage, well-appointed reading room and search area. PRONI has all that. What I didn’t expect was to come away stunned by the public art within the building.

Two large artworks stand out. At the heart of the entrance hall a massive cabinet appears to hold pieces of parchment and vellum; in fact each piece is porcelain. As an artwork for an archive, it’s beautiful in every sense. But for me, the words have it... As you enter,  a John Hewitt poem, which explores the lyrical place names of Northern Ireland, is transcribed onto a massive, soaring piece of corten steel. ‘The names of a land show the heart of the race – they move on the tongue like the lilt of a song’.

To paraphrase Bill Bryson: 'If you have never been to [PRONI], go there at once. Take my car. It's wonderful!'



Competency Framework

Thursday, 03 November 2011 10:02

Work begins

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ARA Chief Executive meets Zhejiang Province archivists

Wednesday, 26 October 2011 13:32

Second annual meeting takes place in London

The second annual meeting of the ARA with members of the Zhejiang Province Archives Bureau took place in October. Chief Executive John Chambers has committed to regular sharing of national issues with the group. The delegation included archivists from the cities of Shaoxing, Pinghu and Lishui as well as the Zhejiang archivists. The ARA is also to meet with the Chongqing Municipal Archives in December.



Calling all 'Why Be?' guides highlight the benefits of playing your part with the ARA

Wednesday, 05 October 2011 20:22

The ARA has launched a series of Why Be?' guides that help to explain the benefits of volunteering for the ARA via your Section or National or Regional group.

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