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The National Archives joins the Climate Heritage Network

Today we publish our statement on Sustainability and Climate Action as we announce our membership of the Climate Heritage Network (CHN).? ?In 2019,...

Tags: CHN, climate, environment, green champions, sustainability

Reading room service suspended as of Thursday 5 November

We will be suspending our reading room service as of Thursday 5 November, in line with the new national restrictions in England. This means that we won’t...

Creative writing competition launched for schools

Lots of historical records focus on the rich, the influencers or the winners of particular periods. But in a new education resource now available on our...

Tags: creative writing, education, poor laws, victorian workhouse

Five Photos: New online resource launched

Today we are launching Five Photos, a new online resource that aims to engage older generations using imagery from our extensive collection. The resource...

Tags: Arts in Care Homes, NAPA, online resource, outreach

Over £330,000 awarded in grants to archive services

During the COVID-19 pandemic, archives have demonstrated an impressive ability to innovate and engage with archive users. To continue supporting this vital...

Tags: Archives Revealed, Collaborate and Innovate, Funding, The Pilgrim Trust, Wolfson Foundation

Digital preservation project shortlisted for award

We are delighted to announce that our Safeguarding the Nation’s Digital Memory project team has been shortlisted for The Software Sustainability Institute...

Tags: DiAGRAM, Digital Preservation Awards, Safeguarding the Nation’s Digital Memory

DCDC21 Conference: Call for papers

The deadline to submit a proposal for next year's DCDC conference has been extended to 22 January 2021 owing to the COVID-19 situation. The DCDC21 conference...

Artwork to commemorate heroes of the Blitz commissioned by Ancestry

Family history experts Ancestry?have commissioned 33 artists around the UK to create artwork based on Civil Gallantry Award records held at The National...

Tags: ancestry, blitz, civilian gallantry awards, military

The National Archives welcomes Swedish School onsite at Kew?

We are delighted to announce the commencement of a new strategic collaboration with the?Swedish School?in?London?(SSL).?The National Archives has...

Tags: education, jeff james, SSL, the Swedish School in London

Tickets now available for Meet the Author series

This autumn, we will be launching Meet the Author, a brand new programme of free online talks with high-profile authors. From raising a queen to cracking...

Tags: events, Meet the Author, online events

Newly accredited archive services announced

The UK Archive Service Accreditation Committee is pleased to announce that the University of Manchester Library was awarded Archive Service Accreditation...

Tags: archive sector, archive service accreditation, Unilever Archives and Records Management, University of Manchester Library

Disruption to web services

We are experiencing an on-going intermittent issue with our website. The issue impacts our online services and in particular our online catalogue, Discovery,...

Tags: digital, discovery, web services

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