Latest News

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 

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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Introducing ARA Together’s Online Community

Monday, 11 May 2020 10:52

While information and guidance are important, the ability to connect, share and support each other through this challenging time is also key.  That’s why we’ve created the ARA Together’s Online Community.

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COVID-19 Partnership

Monday, 11 May 2020 08:39

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Introducing ARA Together – our COVID-19 Support Hub

Friday, 08 May 2020 11:02

To help our members and the archives and record-keeping sector as a whole, we have developed ARA Together, your support hub throughout COVID-19 and beyond and a place you can turn for reliable guidance and advice from official sources and the wider heritage sector.

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Message from the ARA Chair, Karl Magee

Tuesday, 28 April 2020 12:31

This is an update on the recent ARA Board videoconference and the decisions that were made during this meeting.

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Update on ARA during Coronavirus Shutdown

Tuesday, 24 March 2020 15:03

This is an update on the ARA services and temporary closure of the ARA Office during the coronavirus shutdown.

For the latest advice and guidance from across the sector go to the COVID-19 page.

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