Latest News

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 

‘Talking Syria’ – Wins National Award

Monday, 10 July 2017 11:42

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

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ARA Promotes Vital Work of Archive Conservators

Friday, 23 June 2017 08:57

‘ArchI’ve Preserved and Conserved’ to Launch on 27 June 2017 at Palace of Westminster, London.

The Archives and Records Association (UK & Ireland) today announces the launch of a campaign to promote the unique and highly-specialised skills of archive conservators.

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Lifetime Achievement Awards 2017

Friday, 23 June 2017 08:42

The committee of the (UK) All Party Parliamentary Group on Archives and History will honour the work of historian John Dunbabin and archivist Michael Moss with its annual ‘Lifetime Achievement Awards’ in 2017.

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TWA cultural heritage Digitisation Grant 2017

Thursday, 01 June 2017 12:23

Now open for applications until 7th July, following a successful 2016 and excellent applications from archives and other memorable institutions last year, the TWA Digitisation Grant has relaunched in 2017.

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ARA Announces Winners of its 2017 Excellence Awards

Monday, 15 May 2017 14:21

Lesley Richmond, Aideen Ireland, Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service, Dr Melinda Haunton Honoured

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What do Women Do in Archives? – Free MP4 download

Tuesday, 04 April 2017 09:14

Dr Jill Liddington’s excellent lecture last November to the all-party archives group in Westminster is now available here.

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‘Challenge the Past, Set the Agenda, and Book Now’

Thursday, 06 April 2017 16:06

The Archives and Records Association (UK and Ireland) warmly invites you to the 2017 ARA Annual Conference. Our theme is: 'Challenge the Past, Set the Agenda.’ We will meet in Manchester from 30 August to 1 September 2017

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AGM, 17 May: Your vote counts!

Tuesday, 04 April 2017 15:18

AGM, 17 May: Your vote counts! 

This year there is one place on the Board open for election and we have two candidates.

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Time to Start Thinking About Conference

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 12:05

The ARA Board has now agreed the conference fees –£189 for a day rate (around 15% lower than London last year) and £549 (around 8% lower than 2016) for full residential attendance over the three days.

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Tuesday, 14 February 2017 10:57

Thanks to the good offices of our friends at the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), the role of archives and records in understanding the importance of beer to the economic and social development of the UK and Ireland got a boost recently.

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Call for Nominations to Serve on the ARA Board

Monday, 30 January 2017 12:09

Our annual elections to the ARA Board take place at the AGM on 17 May 2017. This year there will be elections for Vice Chair and one place on the ARA Board. See below on how to apply.

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