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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 

Can you spare a fiver?

Tuesday, 26 March 2019 13:56

This year we ask again if you can help support some of the newest members of our community. We feel strongly that those starting out in their career benefit greatly from Conference, but we know that it is not always possible for them to meet the costs themselves or gain institutional support.  

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ARA launches Conference programme, book now!

Thursday, 07 March 2019 14:24

The Archives and Records Association (UK & Ireland) is pleased to announce the draft outline programme for the annual ARA Conference in Leeds from 28-30 August this year and the opening of bookings for those who wish to take advantage of the ‘early-bird’ special prices.

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Stand for the ARA Board 2019

Thursday, 24 January 2019 17:11

Our (annual) elections to the ARA Board take place at the Annual General Meeting (AGM). This year’s AGM is on 8 May 2019 in London. This year there are elections for Vice Chair, Honorary Secretary and four places on the ARA Board. See below on how to apply.

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ARA Conference Leeds - programme announced

Tuesday, 18 December 2018 12:06

 The Conference committee launched the programme for #ARA2019 today. This year it really is 'all about you', with the three day-themes covering 'our careers', 'our workplace' and 'our profession' and four daily streams of presentations, discussions and debates.

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ARA Remembers Cynthia Short (neé Hill)

Monday, 17 December 2018 16:38

Obituary: The ARA remembers Cynthia Short, a staunch supporter of women’s education, effective advocate for the archives and records profession and long-standing, committed volunteer for the Society of Archivists.

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Irish public invited to discover Ireland’s past

Wednesday, 01 August 2018 09:58

The Archives and Records Association, Ireland (ARAI) has today launched Explore Your Archive 2018

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The ARA Launches New Salary Recommendations

Thursday, 16 August 2018 14:35

The Archives and Records Association (UK & Ireland) today announces the launch of its new salary recommendations for archivists, records managers, information governance specialists and conservators.

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ARA Announces New Archives Card

Tuesday, 14 August 2018 12:58

The Archives and Records Association (UK & Ireland) today announces the development of a new Archives Card for England and Wales, having secured the commitment of 41 public and private bodies that will make the project financially viable.

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Winner of the 2018 Archive Volunteering Award

Monday, 13 August 2018 12:19

‘Ancestors at Sea’, Lancashire Archives’ project to engage new volunteers to create a free, online name-rich index of maritime records, has won the prestigious national Archive Volunteering Award for 2018.

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ARA Announces Winners of its 2018 Excellence Awards

Monday, 30 July 2018 10:29

Margaret Turner, Elspeth Reid and Susan Healy to receive Distinguished Service Awards.

Central Bank of Ireland Archives and Erin Lee Winners of Recordkeeping Service and Recordkeeper of the Year Respectively.

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Eighth annual ‘Lifetime Achievement Awards’

Friday, 13 July 2018 13:52

The committee of the (UK) All Party Parliamentary Group on Archives and History has announced that it will honour the work of historian Sir Tom Devine and archivist Bruce Jackson with its annual ‘Lifetime Achievement Awards’.

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