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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 

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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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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