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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 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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2018 CAHG Award winners are announced here

Tuesday, 10 July 2018 10:48

The Community Archives and Heritage Group (CAHG) today announced at its annual conference in Birmingham the winners of its annual Awards for Excellence. 

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Digitisation Grant Returns for Third Year

Thursday, 28 June 2018 15:06

The TownsWeb Archiving Digitisation Grant has provided over £12,000 of support to UK cultural heritage institutions and business archives to digitise their holdings in its first two years. We are delighted to announce that the Grant is back for a third year in 2018.

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ARA Excellence Awards, 2018

Thursday, 10 May 2018 12:09

This is the third year of the ARA’s Excellence Awards, which comprise the Distinguished Service Award (DSA), Record-keeping Service of the Year Award and Record-keeper of the Year Award. Now it is time for you to decide the winners.

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ARA Calls for Action over ‘Windrush’ landing cards

Tuesday, 08 May 2018 15:38

The Archives and Records Association (UK & Ireland) today urges the UK government to clarify in detail how Home Office officials came to destroy the ‘Windrush’ landing cards a decade or so ago.  The decision – represents a disturbing failure to understand the significance of these records.

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Impact of Volunteering in Archives report

Tuesday, 01 May 2018 14:51

This research has produced new information about the social, human, economic and cultural impacts of volunteering.

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ARA Revises Supporters Groups Membership

Wednesday, 09 May 2018 13:38

 The Archives and Records Association (UK & Ireland) announces today revisions to its membership criteria for Supporters Groups.

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ARA Calls for Fair Recognition on pay

Tuesday, 10 April 2018 08:22

The Archives and Records Association (UK & Ireland) today calls on public sector employers across a range of public services to ensure fair recognition, pay and terms and conditions for the skilled services provided by archivists, records managers and conservators.

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