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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 

ARA Board approves new Salary Recommendations

Wednesday, 13 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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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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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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2019-20 Explore Your Archive campaign grants

Tuesday, 10 September 2019 12:16

If you think you might be interested in hosting a launch event for the 2019-20 Explore Your Archive campaign, the ARA is offering a small €/£300 grant towards the cost.

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Archive Service Accreditation - New Chair

Tuesday, 10 September 2019 11:36

The new Chair will be Geoff Pick, Director, London Metropolitan Archives.

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2019 Digitisation grant winners revealed

Tuesday, 10 September 2019 10:52

TownsWebArchiving has announced the winners of this year’s £6,000 primary grant who are the National Brewery Heritage Trust for their online archive project which seeks to digitise industry related archives and artefacts consisting of around 500,000 items, spanning over 250 years.

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Statement from the Chair of the Board of the ARA

Monday, 02 September 2019 13:07

As Chair of the Board I wish to comment on the recent discussions on social media sparked by a member of the staff of the Archives and Records Association.

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Summary of J. Willgoose Esq’s keynote

Friday, 30 August 2019 11:59

Opening the third and final day of Conference – with a day theme of ‘our profession’ –  and using a powerful combination of images, music and narrative, J. Willgoose Esq. set out the evolution of the band Public Service Broadcasting, and some of the key moments for the band’s musical evolution and relationship with records.

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