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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, or telephone 07918 758015 

Joint winners of the ARA Archive Volunteer Award

Thursday, 29 July 2021 13:17

ARA announces the joint winners for this year's Volunteer Award. Sally Bevan, Secretary of the ARA’s Volunteer Committee, comments: “These were two excellent projects with little to separate them, so the panel were torn between which to choose as the overall winner.

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APPG calls for open access to the Broadlands Archives.

Thursday, 22 July 2021 09:23

ARA wishes to bring its members’ attention to a recent communication from the APPG’s Chair, Chris Evans MP, to The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster about the Broadlands Archives which include the Mountbatten family papers.

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ARA receives FOI response from DCMS

Wednesday, 21 July 2021 14:36

The ARA recently received a response to our Freedom of Information request to the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

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‘Professional Registration Surgery’

Monday, 19 July 2021 13:50

This is the second in our series of Professional Registration Surgeries which will take place throughout the year. Our aim is to support members enrolled on their chosen programme, as well as those interested in how professional registration may help their career development.

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Update from the latest ARA Board meeting

Wednesday, 07 July 2021 10:04

Lisa Snook thanked Adrian Steel for his contributions to the work of the ARA during his tenure as he is stepping down from his role on the Board with effect from the AGM.

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Sustainability, Diversity, Advocacy

Wednesday, 07 July 2021 09:59

We are getting ready to meet you online. And a record number of you have registered to attend individually or in teams, taking advantage of our new Institutional Pass.

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We are now open for registration!

Thursday, 01 July 2021 10:35

We are very pleased to open registration. Our first virtual conference has been carefully designed to provide you with access to many more hours of live and recorded content and commentary with all sessions available to view for up to 30 days after the conference closes.

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Useful resource on the new UK GDPR

Wednesday, 30 June 2021 08:37

Law firm Mishcon de Reya has recently published a helpful unofficial version of the UK GDPR which shows UK GDPR as it exists with all the amendments made and all the 'tracked changes' accepted.

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20 conference bursaries now available

Wednesday, 02 June 2021 08:42

As we strive to make conference attendance as inclusive and diverse as possible, we are pleased to announce the following bursaries to fund attendees who would otherwise be unable to join. 

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Job Vacancy

Thursday, 22 April 2021 12:58

The ARA is recruiting a Communications Manager. Communication is at the heart of all we do. Your role as Communications Manager will be to maintain and develop our communications and build on our successful campaigning activity. 

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Call for Nominations to Serve on the Board

Thursday, 11 March 2021 10:11

Our annual elections to the ARA Board take place at the Annual General Meeting (AGM). This year’s AGM is on 18 June 2021 and will be held online. This year there are elections for Chair, Vice Chair, Honorary Secretary, Honorary Treasurer and three places on the ARA Board as elected Board Trustees. 

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