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Applications open for Fundraising for Archives training

Fundraising for Archives is inviting a small group of colleagues from the archive sector to join a 6 month programme of training, mentoring and fundraising support tailored to you and your archive. From January 2017 they will run 4 cohorts with 12 places available in each and you will attend 6 training courses, each developing your skills in different elements of fundraising.

Applications are now open until 5pm Monday 21st November. You can download an application form, read the guidance note to application and find out full information about the programme and the different modules we offer at:

If you have any questions about the programme please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team at


Posted on: Saturday, 29th October 2016
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Thomas Cook celebrates 175 years

This year sees Thomas Cook celebrate 175 years of travel. It was on the 5 July 1841 that Thomas Cook oragnised his first journey - a one day train trip from Leicester to a Temperance meeting in Loughborough. Find about more:

Posted on: Tuesday, 16th August 2016
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BT Archives Accredited

BT Archives has recently been recognised as an accredited archive service. It becomes the fourth corporate archive service to be accredited after Network Rail, Unilever and RBS. The Archive Accreditation Panel has reached a milestone, with 51 services now recognised as meeting the required standard. For further information, follow the link:

Posted on: Monday, 15th August 2016
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Save the date - 2016 BAC conference

Save the date for this year's BAC conference which will be held on Monday 21st November at HSBC in Canary Wharf. More details to follow shortly so keep an eye on the BAC website conference pages.

Posted on: Monday, 27th June 2016
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Have your say on the future vision for archives

Over the next few months, The National Archives will be collaborating with archive professionals, key stakeholders and strategic partners from the cultural, creative and digital sectors to:

- develop a strong strategic vision to support the case for archives as a vital part of the nation's heritage
- explore and build on the themes of digital transformation, innovation and financial resilience
- produce a future vision on archives to secure the best possible long-term future for archive collections and services

You can get involved by taking part in the roundtable events that TNA will be holding:

- 11 July at Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre
- 25 July at The National Archives
- 27 July at The Priory Rooms, Birmingham
- 29 July at The University of Manchester

Take a look at the website to find out more including how to book a place for the event.

Further opportunities to contribute will include an online survey, as well as interviews across the sector and Twitter Q&A sessions.

Any comments or feedback can be sent to

Posted on: Monday, 27th June 2016
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