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 Announces Winners of its 2017 Excellence Awards

Monday, 15 May 2017 14:21

Lesley Richmond, Aideen Ireland, Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service, Dr Melinda Haunton Honoured

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What do Women Do in Archives? – Free MP4 download

Tuesday, 04 April 2017 09:14

Dr Jill Liddington’s excellent lecture last November to the all-party archives group in Westminster is now available here.

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‘Challenge the Past, Set the Agenda, and Book Now’

Thursday, 06 April 2017 16:06

The Archives and Records Association (UK and Ireland) warmly invites you to the 2017 ARA Annual Conference. Our theme is: 'Challenge the Past, Set the Agenda.’ We will meet in Manchester from 30 August to 1 September 2017

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AGM, 17 May: Your vote counts!

Tuesday, 04 April 2017 15:18

AGM, 17 May: Your vote counts! 

This year there is one place on the Board open for election and we have two candidates.

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Time to Start Thinking About Conference

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 12:05

The ARA Board has now agreed the conference fees –£189 for a day rate (around 15% lower than London last year) and £549 (around 8% lower than 2016) for full residential attendance over the three days.

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Tuesday, 14 February 2017 10:57

Thanks to the good offices of our friends at the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), the role of archives and records in understanding the importance of beer to the economic and social development of the UK and Ireland got a boost recently.

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Call for Nominations to Serve on the ARA Board

Monday, 30 January 2017 12:09

Our annual elections to the ARA Board take place at the AGM on 17 May 2017. This year there will be elections for Vice Chair and one place on the ARA Board. See below on how to apply.

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ARA Conference 2017: Call for Papers

Monday, 19 December 2016 16:57

The Archives and Records Association UK and Ireland invites proposals for delivery at its annual conference to be held in Manchester, UK between 30 August and 1 September 2017. We welcome contributions from across the UK and Ireland, and our colleagues in the global record keeping community.

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ARA members support new CPD Programme

Wednesday, 07 December 2016 16:19

A survey of ARA members has revealed broad support for a shift from the association’s long-standing Registration scheme to the planned new Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme. 

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Practical Digital Preservation (PDP) 2016/17

Wednesday, 02 November 2016 16:52

New events designed to help archivists and records managers raise awareness of the importance of digital preservation within their business and with their IT stakeholders. 

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APPG Lifetime Achievement Awards presentation

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 12:49

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Archives and History has honoured the work of historian Professor Sir Michael Howard and archivist Heather Forbes at its annual awards lunch.

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