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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 

Celebrations for the 40th anniversary of ARA Ireland

Thursday, 23 January 2020 10:03

ARA Ireland welcomed President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, as guest of honour at an event held in Dublin on 5th December to
commemorate the 40th anniversary of the association and its predecessor organisation, the Society of Archivists Ireland.

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ARA 2019 Leeds Conference videos available

Thursday, 23 January 2020 09:46

If you didn't get the chance to attend the ARA 2019 #Recordkeeper3.0 conference in Leeds or if you missed some of the presentations, don't worry as a number of the conference presentations, panel sessions and the keynote addresses are now available to watch online.

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ARA Diversity tenders

Monday, 06 January 2020 10:25

The ARA today publishes two tenders seeking consultants to develop training for revisiting collections and to develop online training resources aimed at SEND learners.

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New ARA Board members are announced

Saturday, 28 December 2019 13:33

We are delighted to announce that the previously vacant Board positions of Honorary Secretary and Diversity portfolio holder have now been filled. Andrew Nicoll was co-opted onto the Board to be Honorary Secretary and Jenny Moran was co-opted to the Diversity portfolio during the ARA Board’s latest meeting.

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ARA salary survey

Thursday, 28 November 2019 16:50

Attracting, retaining and rewarding talent across the record keeping sector is vital if we are to compete effectively with other professions. 2019 has seen significant progress by the ARA in advocating better pay.  We need your help, survey closing date 24th December....

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ARA Conference 2020 - Call for Papers announced

Monday, 11 November 2019 15:33

The Archives and Records Association UK & Ireland invites proposals for its 2020 Conference to be held in Chester between 2 and 4 September 2020.

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ARA Board approves new Salary Recommendations

Sunday, 10 November 2019 10:45

Good news for all record keeping professionals, the ARA Pay Review Group has completed the annual review of their salary recommendations produced in 2018.  New increased salary figures are now available for full details read this news article.

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Join the ARA Board 2019

Thursday, 24 October 2019 14:25

Applications invited for vacant positions of Honorary Secretary and Board member with responsibility for our Diversity portfolio.

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DPC announce two new grants for training

Wednesday, 23 October 2019 16:02

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) has announced it is offering two grants to help its members attend The Netherlands’ Institute for Sound and Vision’s Winter School for Audiovisual Archiving, Hilversum, 14-17 January 2020.

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The National Archives (UK) offers new grant funding

Tuesday, 22 October 2019 13:00

The Collaborate and Innovate programme empowers archives to develop creative ideas and collaborative approaches through two funding schemes.

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2019 UK Volunteering Award announced

Monday, 14 October 2019 12:44

Gloucestershire Archives at Gloucestershire Heritage Hub, is the winner of this year’s prestigious national Archive Volunteering Award.

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