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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 John Chambers, ARA Chief Executive, john.chambers@archives.org.uk or telephone 07918 758015 

#ExploreYourArchive Launch Week

Monday, 30 November 2020 13:19

This year's campaign started on 21st - 29th November, the goals are to encourage the public to explore archives and to urge archivists, records managers, conservators, researchers and lovers of archives of all kinds to share their experience and promote their collections and work throughout the year.  

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ARA Pay Review Group review salaries

Thursday, 29 October 2020 10:13

The ARA Pay Review Group (PRG) has completed its annual review of salary recommendations and is pleased to announce an increase of 1.74% in the UK and 0.3% in Ireland.

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2020 Community Archives and Heritage Group awards

Wednesday, 28 October 2020 15:48

The winners of the 2020 Community Archives and Heritage Group (CAHG) awards were announced during the first in a series of CAHG webinars which took place on Monday 26th October.

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Take part in ARA’s 2020 UK and Ireland Skills Survey

Wednesday, 30 September 2020 08:03

If you’re looking to improve your employability by updating your skills and levels of competence, then we’d love to hear from you. The survey should take 5-10 minutes to complete.

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AHRC invites funding applications

Friday, 18 September 2020 10:27

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) is inviting applications to the Capability for Collections Fund (CapCo). Read the full article on how to apply.

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Bridging the Digital Gap technical traineeships

Wednesday, 16 September 2020 10:51

The Bridging the Digital Gap programme is offering eight paid technical traineeships funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and managed by The National Archives. The paid, 15-month technical traineeships are based in London and the South West.  Apply now.

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Help promote the Letters of Lockdown project

Thursday, 03 September 2020 10:55

The UK National Archives is keen to attract contributions from people all over the country so that a wide range of experiences of the pandemic can be collected. They would love archives to get involved and promote the weekly themes on their social media channels.

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ARA Scotland's #ArchiveZ social media campaign

Thursday, 03 September 2020 10:48

ARA Scotland is now well into its popular 2020 #ArchiveZ campaign, which it's running across all three of its social media accounts – Twitter, Facebook, and the latest addition, Instagram.

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Call for a new ARA Journal editor

Thursday, 20 August 2020 13:36

We are looking to recruit a new editor to join the rest of the team from the start of January 2021. Editors usually serve for a term of 3-5 years and are responsible (in conjunction with the publishers) for the on-going publication of the Archives and Records Journal.

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Members made redundant due to COVID-19

Wednesday, 05 August 2020 10:59

For members who lose their job because of COVID-19, the ARA is offering free membership until you get a new job. Please contact Lorraine Logan if you are in this position.

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ARC Magazine Diversity Special Issue

Wednesday, 05 August 2020 10:42

The ARA is looking for contributions to a special diversity and inclusion edition of ARC Magazine, which will be published in November 2020. Diversity is a very wide topic so for this edition we are inviting contributions which focus on race, ethnicity and cultural issues.

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