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 

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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ARA statement on impact of coronavirus outbreak

Tuesday, 17 March 2020 11:57

Following advice issued by the governments of the UK and the Republic of Ireland on steps to be taken to slow the spread of COVID-19 the ARA has taken the decision to suspend all face to face and in person ARA events until the end of July 2020. All face-to-face activity including training events and meetings have been cancelled. 

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Conference News: #2020 Programme unveiled

Wednesday, 11 March 2020 16:36

We are delighted to announce the programme for our 'We Love Records' ARA2020 Conference. All three keynote speakers have confirmed their attendance and the full programme can be found on our new conference website.

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ARA launches the new Archives Card

Wednesday, 11 March 2020 16:31

It's all systems go for the brand-new Archives Card! The card was formally launched on Tuesday and the Archives Card Hub is now live at, with content available in English and Welsh.

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2020 Call for Nominations to Serve on the ARA Board

Monday, 03 February 2020 12:32

Elections to the ARA Board take place at the Annual General Meeting (AGM). This year’s AGM is on 6 May 2020 in Dublin. This year there are elections for Vice Chair, Honorary Secretary and two places on the ARA Board as ordinary Elected Board Members, including the Diversity portfolio. 

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