Subscribe: The National Archives | News
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/rss/news.xml
Preview: The National Archives | News

News – The National Archives





Last Build Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:00:17 +0000

 



Late night opening – Thursdays in May and June 2018

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:31:48 +0000

We are pleased to announce that, during May and June 2018, we will be extending our Thursday opening hours. We will open until 21:00 every Thursday during that period. Most of our public spaces will be open until 21:00, including our reading rooms, Keeper’s Gallery exhibition (opens 8 May), shop, library and coffee bar. Our […]

The post Late night opening – Thursdays in May and June 2018 appeared first on The National Archives.


Media Files:
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/TNA-front.jpg




The National Archives loans items for Brazilian art exhibition

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 09:19:44 +0000

The National Archives is loaning documents and photographs for an exhibition which recreates the art works displayed at the first Brazilian modern art show in London in 1944. During the Second World War, 168 Brazilian paintings crossed the Atlantic for an innovative exhibition. ‘Art of Diplomacy: Brazilian Modernism Painted for War’ now reunites 24 of […]

The post The National Archives loans items for Brazilian art exhibition appeared first on The National Archives.


Media Files:
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/FO371-37862-25-1080x830crop.jpg




Newly accredited archive services

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 08:00:14 +0000

The UK Archive Service Accreditation Partnership has announced the latest cohort of newly accredited archive services.

The post Newly accredited archive services appeared first on The National Archives.


Media Files:
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Picture1-715x540.jpg




Updated: Changes to car parking at The National Archives’ site in Kew

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 23:01:23 +0000

From 14 May 2018, The National Archives will be implementing new charges in our visitor car park. The new controlled car parking will be administered through an ANPR (automatic number plate recognition) system, with visitors paying before departure at a pay point located inside The National Archives building. Charges will apply to all visitor parking. […]

The post Updated: Changes to car parking at The National Archives’ site in Kew appeared first on The National Archives.


Media Files:
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/tna.jpg




Education: The rat who ate history

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 15:46:31 +0000

The National Archives’ Education department has built new relationships with two local Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) schools, having previously delivered workshops for them. ‘The Rat Who Ate History’ is a project run by the Education team and Theatre Tots, who produce drama workshops for early years’ children, funded by the Friends of The […]

The post Education: The rat who ate history appeared first on The National Archives.


Media Files:
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Rat-720x560crop-1.jpg




Closure dates over Easter

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 08:36:15 +0000

We will close at 17:00 on Thursday 29 March, and remain closed until 09:00 on Tuesday 3 April. Find more information about our opening times and closure dates on our Visit us pages.

The post Closure dates over Easter appeared first on The National Archives.


Media Files:
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/COPY-1_114-_ii_-_60_1894crop.jpg




Teaching in a tea-room: our Suffragette City education day

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 10:11:09 +0000

The National Archives Education Service, together with National Trust London and The Naz Legacy Foundation, delivered a programme for Diversity Day encouraging students from deprived communities to visit our great cultural and state institutions for the first time. This year’s focus was on the centenary of women’s suffrage and was centred around the Suffragette City experience, […]

The post Teaching in a tea-room: our Suffragette City education day appeared first on The National Archives.


Media Files:
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Al-Risalah-girls-school-1080x810crop.jpg




A day of archive success in Kent

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 12:50:29 +0000

On Monday 19 March 2018, Director of Public Engagement, Caroline Ottaway-Searle was in Kent to present two archives with their archive accreditation certificates. The morning was spent at Canterbury Cathedral, whose archives was identified as a positive and highly professional service and a valuable component of the wider Cathedral community. In addition to a very strong […]

The post A day of archive success in Kent appeared first on The National Archives.


Media Files:
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Canterbury-Cathedral-Archivesn-e1521636899457.jpg




New online Suffrage education resource for KS 1, 3 and 5

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 12:48:35 +0000

The Education team at The National Archives has launched a brand new online educational resource called ‘Suffragettes on file: What did the struggle for the vote involve?’ This themed collection of over 40 records makes available to teachers and students for the first time original material unseen in the usual secondary textbooks. Clare Horrie, our […]

The post New online Suffrage education resource for KS 1, 3 and 5 appeared first on The National Archives.


Media Files:
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/ASSI52-212-Pr2-Cover-of-The-Suffragette-14-March-1913.jpg




Suffragette City now open

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 10:00:47 +0000

‘Suffragette City’, an exhibition and immersive experience taking place at the London Pavilion in Piccadilly, opens today. The National Archives is collaborating with the National Trust to recreate the life of a Suffragette activist. Audience members will learn about Suffragette Lillian Ball, who was arrested for smashing a window in 1912, and with the help […]

The post Suffragette City now open appeared first on The National Archives.


Media Files:
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/IMG_6918-1080x720crop.jpg




Bank of England Archive Accreditation

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 13:58:13 +0000

On Friday 2 March, Chief Executive and Keeper of The National Archives, Jeff James, presented the Bank of England archive with their accreditation certificate. Presenting the certificate, Jeff James said: ‘The Accreditation panel were hugely impressed by the archive’s achievements, and particularly noted the excellent relationships of the archives team with colleagues across the Bank, […]

The post Bank of England Archive Accreditation appeared first on The National Archives.


Media Files:
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Bnak-of-England-accreditation-crop.jpg




Domesday loan to British Library exhibition

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 09:43:16 +0000

The National Archives will loan the iconic Domesday to the British Library later this year for its Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms exhibition. Commissioned by William the Conqueror at Christmas 1085, Domesday documents the huge upheaval of life as the Anglo-Saxon kingdom gave way to Norman rule which helped shape the foundations of the nation that we know […]

The post Domesday loan to British Library exhibition appeared first on The National Archives.


Media Files:
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/domesday.jpg




Archives at Night: “Law breakers, law makers” tickets on sale now

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:42:57 +0000

Join us for a night of suffrage celebration, entertainment and… jiu jitsu! For our Archives at Night event taking place on Friday 18 May 2018, we are pulling stories from our collection that chart the course of the suffrage movement in the early 20th century: protest, militancy, and the outbreak of war on a global scale. Tickets […]

The post Archives at Night: “Law breakers, law makers” tickets on sale now appeared first on The National Archives.


Media Files:
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/eventbrite.jpg




‘Suffrage Tales’ film premiere

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:12:30 +0000

A stop-motion animation about the women’s suffrage movement created by a group of 14 teenagers using records held at The National Archives had its debut showing last night. The premiere of ‘Suffrage Tales’ was the first time the participants and their families had seen the result of their film-making work. The teenagers – aged between […]

The post ‘Suffrage Tales’ film premiere appeared first on The National Archives.


Media Files:
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/IMG_1682-1.jpg




New digital training scheme awarded £720,600 from Heritage Lottery Fund

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:30:34 +0000

The National Archives has been awarded £720,600 to create 24 new digital traineeships following a successful bid for National Lottery funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The Digital Archive Technician traineeships will be based at archive services in the UK that have been selected for their digital expertise. The programme is supported by the Archives […]

The post New digital training scheme awarded £720,600 from Heritage Lottery Fund appeared first on The National Archives.


Media Files:
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/COPY-1_206-_120_crop-2.jpg




Call for papers: DCDC18

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 12:39:01 +0000

The National Archives and Research Libraries UK invite submissions for this year’s Discovering Collections Discovering Communities (DCDC) conference, which will be held between 19 and 21 November at the Birmingham Conference and Events Centre. The theme of DCDC18 will be ‘memory and transformation’. The conference will explore how heritage and academic organisations respond to and […]

The post Call for papers: DCDC18 appeared first on The National Archives.


Media Files:
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/DCDC17crop.jpg




Suffragette City: Tickets on sale for new immersive experience

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 16:35:20 +0000

Suffragette City runs at the London Pavilion, Piccadilly Circus, from 8 to 25 March

The post Suffragette City: Tickets on sale for new immersive experience appeared first on The National Archives.


Media Files:
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/AR-1528-crop.jpg




Collaborative project announced to recreate Public Record of Ireland

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 12:15:37 +0000

The National Archives is one of four partners supporting a ground-breaking project to digitally reconstruct the building and contents of the Public Record Office of Ireland, destroyed by fire at Dublin’s Four Courts complex at the outset of the Irish Civil War. The project, ‘Beyond 2022: Ireland’s Virtual Record Treasury’, was launched today at an […]

The post Collaborative project announced to recreate Public Record of Ireland appeared first on The National Archives.


Media Files:
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Bombarded_Four_Courts_Irish_Civil_War.jpg




Pop-up dance inspired by The National Archives’ records marks 100 years of suffrage

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:39:08 +0000

This morning at Victoria Station, 100 years of women’s suffrage was marked with a unique pop-up dance inspired by records held at The National Archives. The performance by Combination Dance Company took place in the bustling station at 10.30am from where the renowned suffragette, Emily Davison, took her now infamous journey to Epsom racecourse in […]

The post Pop-up dance inspired by The National Archives’ records marks 100 years of suffrage appeared first on The National Archives.


Media Files:
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/165A7110-crop.jpg




National Theatre is 100th archive to receive accreditation

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 16:27:05 +0000

Chief Executive and Keeper of The National Archives, Jeff James presented the National Theatre Archive with their accreditation certificate on Friday 2 February 2018, making them the 100th service to achieve Accreditation, and the first theatre. On awarding the certificate, Jeff James said, “In assessing the National Theatre’s Archive, the Accreditation panel were hugely impressed […]

The post National Theatre is 100th archive to receive accreditation appeared first on The National Archives.


Media Files:
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/National-Theatre-accreditation-Feb-2018-1.jpg