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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 Today Digest for non-members

Friday, 07 August 2020 09:10

The ARA is now publishing a version of its popular ARA Today newsletter for non-members. To view the ARA Today Digest open the link in this news item.

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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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Call for Papers - Archives and Records Special Issue

Tuesday, 28 July 2020 08:29

Call for Papers - Dismantling Systemic Racism in Archives and Record-keeping Practices, Archives and Records Special Issue. The editors invite papers on any aspect of racism and anti-racism in the archive, see full article for further details.

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COVID-19 Inquiry: Digital by Default

Monday, 27 July 2020 10:44

The Archives and Records Association, the Digital Preservation Coalition and the Information and Records Management Society jointly responded to the forthcoming COVID-19 inquiry. Their response has since been published in the Telegraph newspaper.

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Vacancy Chief Archivist- Archives New Zealand

Monday, 13 July 2020 08:43

We are looking for a Chief Archivist who can take our government archives to the people, oversee the preservation and protection of more than seven million official records, lead a passionate team of experts and be part of the transformation of our nation’s documentary heritage sector.

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Slavery and Archival Evidence

Monday, 06 July 2020 08:33

This is the ARA's statement on Slavery and Archival Evidence.  ARA is committed to educating and empowering everyone who works in record-keeping or uses our records to eliminate the ignorant and offensive opinions expressed about slavery and widely reported in the media. 

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ARA Archive Volunteer Award announced

Tuesday, 30 June 2020 12:17

The winning and highly commended entries to this year’s ARA Archive Volunteer Award have been announced. The annual award recognises outstanding work involving volunteers in an archive and records service. 

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Diversity Allies

Friday, 26 June 2020 09:49

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Statement on diversity in the record-keeping sector

Monday, 15 June 2020 10:17

The issue of diversity in the record-keeping profession continues to be a key focus of the ARA’s activity. Recent steps to address the issue, both within the ARA and across the wider record-keeping sector, are included in this statement.

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Joint statement of intent for the heritage sector

Wednesday, 03 June 2020 09:29

The Archives and Records Association today joined our colleagues in membership bodies across UK museums, galleries, heritage and archives in calling for an end to racism in the heritage sector. 

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