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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 

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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Call for Papers for the 2018 ARA Conference

Wednesday, 01 November 2017 09:11

The Archives and Records Association will hold its 2018 Conference in Glasgow between 29 and 31 August 2018. We invite proposals for the Conference. Contributions are welcomed from across the UK and Ireland, and from colleagues in the global recordkeeping community. For further details click on the round button below.

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Elizabeth Denham - Keynote speech

Thursday, 31 August 2017 11:40

In her view, recordkeepers ‘have set the standard in Freedom of Information (FOI) access rights and it was natural to move from being an archivist to being a privacy activist’.

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Dr Alan Billings Keynote – ARA Conference

Wednesday, 30 August 2017 13:23

The common thread of Dr Billings’s compelling talk was ‘trust’ and how – in times where trust is tested to breaking point in our communities, the integrity of ‘the documentary record’ and those who manage it becomes crucial.

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Dr Neil Brodie Keynote - ARA Conference

Tuesday, 29 August 2017 11:38

Dr Brodie addressed a theme that has particular resonance in the archaeology world but which has a direct relevance to both conservators and archivists: the provenance of material that the sector acquires and the ethical, moral, reputation and legal questions that this creates.

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ARA Welcomes Northants Decision

Friday, 11 August 2017 12:51

The ARA has welcomed the decision – announced earlier this week – by Northamptonshire County Council to suspend drastic changes to public access hours at Northamptonshire Archives. The changes were announced in July and resulted in a wave of local opposition from a wide range of groups.

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TWA Digitisation Grant 2017 winners revealed

Friday, 04 August 2017 08:11

After receiving over 100 applications, a new record, and evaluation by an independent judging panel, TownsWeb Archiving has announced the winners of its 2017 Digitisation Grant.

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New Professional of the Year Award

Wednesday, 02 August 2017 09:21

This new and exciting award will recognise early career achievements and celebrate the valuable contribution that ARA new professionals make to the record keeping professions, both at a local level within their workplace and to the wider sector.

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‘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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