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Nikon approaches 100th anniversary

The merger of three Japanese optical manufacturers in July 1917 was the origin of what is now the Nikon Corporation. The Tokyo-based global corporation manufactures a range of optical and electronic equipment but is best-known for the quality and popularity of its cameras. To learn more about Nikon’s history, visit their 100th anniversary website.

Posted on: Thursday, 19th January 2017
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ICA SBA 2017 annual conference

In 2017 the International Council on Archives, Section on Business Archives will be holding two conferences on the theme of The Future Role of Business Archives.

The first conference will be held in Stockholm 5-6 April 2017 and will focus on the importance of using true stories externally for external brand-building communication.

The second conference will be held in Mumbai 4-6 December and will take a look at the internal effects that historical records and stories can have on management decisions and organizational culture.

Find out more on the ICA's website.

Posted on: Saturday, 31st December 2016
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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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