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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 

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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ARC magazine now digital

Monday, 20 May 2019 15:22

The ARA’s monthly magazine, ARC, goes all-digital from June 2019. To mark this change and the new magazine layout, the June 2019 (advocacy) edition is free to view for all members and non-members alike. Click here for your free copy.

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ARA’s four Excellence Awards for 2019

Tuesday, 07 May 2019 15:16

Nominations open today for the ARA’s four Excellence Awards: the Distinguished Service Award, Record Keeping Service of the Year, Record Keeper of the Year and New Professional of the Year.

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First keynote speaker announced J. Willgoose Esq

Thursday, 28 March 2019 09:20

The ARA Conference committee is delighted to announce the first keynote speaker @ARA2019 – the Queens Hotel in Leeds: J. Willgoose, Esq., the inspiration behind the innovative art-rock band Public Service Broadcasting (PSB), will open Conference on the final morning, Friday 30 August.

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Implementation of New Archives Card

Friday, 29 March 2019 14:26

The Archives and Records Association (UK & Ireland) today announces the implementation, testing and piloting phase of the new Archives Card for England and Wales, having completed the due diligence and initial financing phases of the project.

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Helping you to attend Conference?

Wednesday, 27 March 2019 10:58

The Archives and Records Association announces today that members from the UK, Ireland and overseas can now apply for bursaries to attend this year’s ARA annual Conference at the Queens Hotel in Leeds from 28-30 August. Non-members may apply for one of the Diversity bursaries. 

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