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 

ARA Conference Programme News

Wednesday, 03 March 2021 09:07

We have taken the decision to host the conference as a virtual event, with the theme of last year's postponed conference of Sustainability, Advocacy and Diversity.

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Improvements to ARC Magazine

Wednesday, 03 March 2021 09:01

A new look ARC Magazine is being launched May/June 2021 and will now become a bi-monthly edition.  We are looking forward to a fresh and contemporary upgrade to this popular publication.

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The Confident Conservation Champions Programme

Tuesday, 02 February 2021 11:03

The ARA's Section for Preservation and Conservation is excited to announce that it has teamed up with Julie Hutchison of Think Be Do Leadership to bring to you The Confident Conservation Champions Programme.

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Applications are invited for 2021 Volunteering Award

Tuesday, 02 February 2021 11:01

The ARA seeks to celebrate the role of volunteers in supporting archive services, and to gather good practice case studies to inform the wider sector.

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LGBT+ History Month: Join CAHG for an online seminar

Tuesday, 12 January 2021 15:23

February marks LGBT+ History month in the UK. The Community Archives and Heritage Group are hosting a free seminar on 1st February to celebrate and discuss the work that is taking place around the UK.

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Vacancy for Chair of the ARA Volunteering Group

Tuesday, 12 January 2021 15:06

The ARA Volunteering Group has a vacancy for a new Chair. Now is a good time to join the committee with the next action plan currently under discussion.

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Hugely impactful launch week for EYA campaign

Wednesday, 06 January 2021 09:23

The incredible impact and reach of this campaign's launch week is evident from the statistics in this article.

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COVID-19 Archives Fund launched

Thursday, 03 December 2020 11:10

The UK National Archives has launched a new COVID-19 Archives Fund, which will support quick interventions to secure vulnerable physical and born-digital records. 

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BSI Records Management Code of Practice

Wednesday, 02 December 2020 12:19

The draft has been produced by a panel of the BSI Records Management Committee and comments are now being invited. 

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Data Protection Update (LSWG)

Tuesday, 01 December 2020 12:31

At the time of writing, the UK has not been granted data protection ‘adequacy’ status post transition. Unless this status is granted by 1 January 2021, the EU will consider the UK a ‘third country’ in data protection terms.

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#ExploreYourArchive Launch Week

Monday, 30 November 2020 13:19

This year's campaign started on 21st - 29th November, the goals are to encourage the public to explore archives and to urge archivists, records managers, conservators, researchers and lovers of archives of all kinds to share their experience and promote their collections and work throughout the year.  

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