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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, or telephone 07918 758015 

2019 UK Volunteering Award announced

Monday, 14 October 2019 12:44

Gloucestershire Archives at Gloucestershire Heritage Hub, is the winner of this year’s prestigious national Archive Volunteering Award.

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2019-20 Explore Your Archive campaign grants

Tuesday, 10 September 2019 12:16

If you think you might be interested in hosting a launch event for the 2019-20 Explore Your Archive campaign, the ARA is offering a small €/£300 grant towards the cost.

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Archive Service Accreditation - New Chair

Tuesday, 10 September 2019 11:36

The new Chair will be Geoff Pick, Director, London Metropolitan Archives.

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2019 Digitisation grant winners revealed

Tuesday, 10 September 2019 10:52

TownsWebArchiving has announced the winners of this year’s £6,000 primary grant who are the National Brewery Heritage Trust for their online archive project which seeks to digitise industry related archives and artefacts consisting of around 500,000 items, spanning over 250 years.

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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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