News and Events

Upcoming events and news will be posted here. Please note that we will always inform regional members first by email - if you are not receiving updates, please ensure the office has your correct and current email address.

Autumn Meeting - 21 October 2019

Our next meeting will be held in conjunction with the Section for Specialist Repositories, at Kresen Kernow on Monday 21 October 2019. The theme will be partnership working and the day will include some case studies on different ways archive services are working with each other and different groups to improve the service and make it more accessible and attractive. It promises to be a good day, with the opportunity to go on a tour round the brand new Kresen Kernow as well. 


If you would like to come to the event, please let This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. know at the latest before Friday 11 October.

Programme for the ARA SW and SSR joint meeting at Kresen Kernow, 21 October 2019

10:30-11am: registration and refreshments

11am-12:30pm: introduction talk and group discussing (exchange of ideas) – led by Caroline Sampson, TNA

12:30pm-2pm: lunch (not provided) and 45 minute tour of Kresen Kernow (timing of tour to be confirmed)

2pm-2:30pm: Case study 1: Archives and “out of the box” outreach activities – led by Jo Elsworth, University of Bristol Theatre Collection

2:30pm-3pm: Case study 2: Archives and outreach activities with children – led by Maria Bell, LSE

3pm-3:30pm: Case study 3: The consortium formed to purchase Preservica

3:30pm-4pm: SSR and SWR meetings




Upcoming non-ARA events in the region
Will be posted here.

As part of our work to offer greater crossover with heritage colleagues based in museums, we are working closely with the South West Federation of Museums and Art Galleries to provide joined-up training events in the future.  You can view the full list of their training events at: