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Last Build Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2017 18:19:58 +0000

 



Archives Revealed: New funding programme to support cataloguing of archive collections

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 09:30:21 +0000

Today The National Archives and The Pilgrim Trust announce the launch of Archives Revealed, a funding programme to support the cataloguing of archive collections. This funding will support archive services across the UK to make their uncatalogued archive collections accessible and available to all. Archives Revealed offers two kinds of support. Cataloguing grants of up […]

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Changes to self-service copying facilities from 11 December 2017

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:12:14 +0000

From 11 December 2017, The National Archives will no longer provide self-service printing facilities or camera stations for users onsite. You will still be able to obtain copies of documents. For original documents, you are welcome to bring in your camera, phone or other device to take images (please note that devices that illuminate or physically touch a […]

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Changes to document ordering hours from 1 January 2018

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:20:16 +0000

From 1 January 2018, we will change our document ordering hours for visitors to our reading rooms. From this date, document ordering will begin at 09:30 and finish at 16:00 every day we are open to the public. If you advance order documents before your visit – or if you have reserved documents from a […]

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Keeper to lead international forum

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:54:15 +0000

Chief Executive and Keeper of The National Archives, Jeff James, has accepted an invitation to head up an international forum for national archivists.

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Large luggage and bags not permitted inside The National Archives

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 09:16:25 +0000

With effect from 14 November 2017, large suitcases, bags and other items that are too big to fit into our lockers will not be allowed into our building. This change is being introduced for safety and security reasons, and is in line with arrangements at similar institutions across London. Our lockers can accommodate items with […]

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Graphic ebook on the Dissolution of the Monasteries

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 12:36:08 +0000

Sixth form students used documents from the time of Henry VIII’s dissolution of the monasteries to inspire The National Archives’ first graphic ebook. With the kind support of the Friends of The National Archives, this ebook is now available online. It was part of the ‘Piety, Plunder and Protest’ project which saw history meet art under the […]

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‘Loyalty and Dissent’ – our new classroom resource on Indian soldiers in the First World War

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 07:58:33 +0000

You are the descendants of men who have been mighty rulers and great warriors for many centuries. You will never forget this! You will recall the glories of your race. Hindu and Mahomedan will be fighting side by side with British soldiers and our gallant French allies. You will be helping to make history. You […]

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The National Archives celebrates the achievements of archive trainees

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:41:56 +0000

Today at The National Archives the achievements of 12 archive trainees were celebrated. They formed the final cohort of the Transforming Archives programme. Transforming Archives is part of the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Skills for the Future programme, which has provided 37 paid traineeships for people new to the archive sector between 2014 and 2017 […]

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New classroom resource for Key Stages 3 and 4: The Holocaust

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:28:05 +0000

There is no doubt in my mind that we are in the presence of one of the greatest and most horrible crimes ever committed. Winston Churchill, July 1944 In unleashing the Second World War, the Nazi regime was responsible for the deaths of around 50 million people, including civilians and soldiers. The Nazis and their […]

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Archives at Night: Cabinet of Curiosities programme announced

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:14:10 +0000

An essential part of any self-respecting Edwardian antiquarian’s home, a ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’, or ‘Wonder Room’, contained their collection of unusual and extraordinary items. For one night only, as part of Museums at Night, we will open our own Edwardian Cabinet of Curiosities. Delve into our records charting the popularity of Egyptology and fascination with all […]

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Discovery unavailable 08:00-10:00 on 25 September

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:47:31 +0000

Discovery, our catalogue, will be unavailable from 08:00 to 10:00 on Monday 25 September.

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Opening up our House

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 08:00:33 +0000

Today, Saturday 16 September, we are participating in Open House London. The event will mark 40 years since The National Archives opened at the Kew site. Our Brutalist building is one of the few post-War modern masterpieces in the borough of Richmond participating in Open House London. Visitors can take part in a site tour […]

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The National Archives and Research Libraries UK renew their strategic partnership

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 08:00:51 +0000

The National Archives and Research Libraries UK are delighted to announce the renewal of their Memorandum of Understanding up to 2020. First signed in October 2014, The National Archives’ previous Memorandum of Understanding with RLUK delivered new sector guidance and joint research, and established the highly-successfully Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities conference series. The new MoU will embed and strengthen this relationship, providing […]

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Funding for local authority archives for taking in public records

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 11:08:10 +0000

Today The National Archives announces £660,000 of ‘New Burdens’ funding to 60 local authority archive services for taking in over 2000 metres of public records for permanent preservation last year under the 20-year rule programme. In 2015 legislative changes introduced a new 20-year transfer point for public record transfers to local archives appointed as ‘places […]

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President of Madagascar visits The National Archives

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 08:47:56 +0000

On Tuesday 5 September, The National Archives hosted a visit by the President of Madagascar, His Excellency Hery Rajaonarimampianina, and his senior ministers. They were accompanied by Timothy Smart, HM Ambassador to Madagascar and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps in Madagascar. The President viewed the 1817 Treaty between Great Britain and Madagascar, more commonly referred to […]

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The National Archives and Jisc sign a new agreement

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 10:53:46 +0000

The National Archives and Jisc will work together to support collection discoverability, digital skills, and joint research.

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Postgraduate training programme for 2017-18 launched

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 09:11:07 +0000

We are pleased to announce the launch of our postgraduate archival skills training programme (PAST) for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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Joint project with UAE to create new website

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:08:29 +0000

On Monday, we hosted a delegation from the National Archives of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) who were here to sign a digitisation contract with us to make information regarding the UAE and other Gulf States more accessible for the first time. Our Chief Executive and Keeper, Jeff James, signed the contract along with HE […]

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Advisory Council seeks new members

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:30:11 +0000

The Advisory Council on National Records and Archives is looking to appoint eight new members. The Council advises the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on records and archival matters – in particular, access to historical information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOI) and the Public Records Act, and on policy […]

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New resource for A level students: Protest and Democracy 1818-1820

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 13:31:25 +0000

‘From all the inquiries we can make, there appears to be five or six dead — as many mortally wounded, and not less than 300 severely and slightly wounded. The tragic relation is much heightened from the universal conviction, that all the blood which has been spilled, has been most wantonly and unnecessarily spilled.’ Manchester […]

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