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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 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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Vote now! 5 candidates for 3 places on ARA Board

Thursday, 05 April 2018 11:02

ARA members will have received formal notice of this year’s AGM which will be held at Friends House, 173 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ on 9th May 2018 at 2.00pm.

This year there are three places on the Board open for election and we have five candidates. Vote Now!

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ARA Conference: Early-bird Registration Now Open

Wednesday, 14 March 2018 11:43

Attend the sector’s best-value and innovative conference. After a record attendance in 2017, this year we are in Glasgow, focusing on the people who make, use and conserve records of all shapes and sizes. Registation is now open for bookings go to

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New Code of Ethics is available for consultation

Tuesday, 27 February 2018 15:42

The Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied (IDEA) Centre at the University of Leeds has completed its review of the ARA’s Code of Ethics.

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ARA Excellence Awards – Now Accepting Nominations

Monday, 29 January 2018 11:50

The awards are aimed at celebrating success and to encourage participation by wider, external audiences. Any publicity generated will raise awareness and advocacy for the three professional sectors.

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Call for Nominations to Serve on the Board

Monday, 29 January 2018 10:51

Call for Nominations to Serve on the Board - 

Would you like to help shape the strategic vision for the record keeping sector in the UK and Ireland? - 

Would you like to help develop the ARA’s role and policy direction?- See below on how to apply.

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‘New Professional of the Year’ Award Winner is....

Thursday, 09 November 2017 14:26

The ARA announces the winner of its inaugural ‘New Professional of the Year’ Award, James Elder, Archives Manager at BT Plc.  Awarded for ‘outstanding contribution’ to the recordkeeping sector, established members of the recordkeeping profession nominated six candidates in total. 

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