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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 

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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Summary of Dr Ros Lynch's keynote

Thursday, 29 August 2019 13:53

Opening the second day of Conference – with a day theme of ‘our workplaces’ – Dr Ros Lynch of the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) took us expertly on a tour of the challenges facing those who regulate and ‘police’ the intellectual property (IP) world in a time of rapid technological change.

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Summary of Dr Alexandra Eveleigh’s keynote

Wednesday, 28 August 2019 15:29

Opening proceedings for this year’s Conference and setting the tone for Recordkeeper 3.0, Dr Eveleigh focused on the need not only to change what we do but to change how we think, to embrace the destabilising reality of the modern work environment.

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ARA Announces Winners of its 2019 Excellence Awards

Thursday, 25 July 2019 12:14

David Mander OBE, Debby Rohan, Mark Allen, Elaine MacGillivray and Julie Devenney Honoured

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Conference 2019, Leeds: have you registered?

Monday, 15 July 2019 08:50

For ARA members, the day rate for attending comes in at just £180 and the full three days at £540 (remember: this includes on-site accommodation and food). These are the lowest Conference fees since 2013. The ARA Conference remains the best-value event in our sector.

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ARA Excellence Awards voting is now open

Thursday, 04 July 2019 09:37

Voting opened on 3 July for nominations for the New Professional of the Year and Record Keeper of the Year awards.

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Community Archives and Heritage Group 2019 winner

Wednesday, 03 July 2019 11:36

Congratulations to Maker Memories (Cornwall), Colourful Heritage (Glasgow) and Moycullen Heritage (Galway), winners of this year’s Community Archives and Heritage Group awards for the UK and Ireland.

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Final keynote speaker announced

Friday, 28 June 2019 09:34

The ARA Conference committee is delighted to announce the final keynote speaker for #ARA2019 – the Queens Hotel in Leeds. Dr Alexandra Eveleigh will open Conference on the first morning, Wednesday 28 August 2019.

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Ninth annual ‘Lifetime Achievement Awards’

Tuesday, 21 May 2019 09:08

Historian Professor Margaret MacMillan and Archive Conservator Jeff Cargill to be Honoured by All Party Parliamentary Group on Archives and History

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ARA Conference second keynote speaker announced

Tuesday, 21 May 2019 08:43

The ARA Conference committee is delighted to announce the second keynote speaker will be Dr Ros Lynch, Director of copyright and IP enforcement, UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO).  

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