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Melinda Haunton writes about the work of The National Archives in the wider archive sector. In this blog she focuses on business archives and their involvement in current developments, particuarly archive service accreditation. To read the full blog, follow the link:

Posted on: Thursday, 20th March 2014
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Gucci launches

The Gucci Museo has launched a new website,, and an app to open up the experience of visiting the Museo to a global audience. The Museo, opened in 2011, showcases permanent and temporary exhibitions which draw inspiration from Gucci's archives documenting its 90 year history alongside contemporary art installations. Visit the website to find out more.

Posted on: Thursday, 20th March 2014
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From Factory to FaceBook: new ways to engage with business archives

The Section on Business and Labour Archives (SBL) within the International Council on Archives (ICA) is pleased to announce its annual conference: "From Factory to FaceBook: new ways to engage with business archives", which will be held in London on 14-15 April 2014. The conference will focus on the use of social media and other means to promote business archives in new and innovative ways. This event, for which there is no fee, will be hosted by Unilever and will include a reception on the Monday evening.

Further details are available from the ICA website

Posted on: Wednesday, 26th February 2014
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The history of Degussa AG

Dr Andrea Hohmeyer, Head of Corporate Archives at Evonik Industries, will give a public talk at The National Archives on Thursday, 20th March 2014 at 2 pm. Her lecture will deal with the chemical company Degussa AG, how the company dealt with the investigation of its history in the Nazi era and the role that the corporate archives played in that process.

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Posted on: Tuesday, 28th January 2014
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Hidden Histories: Britain's Oldest Family Businesses

The BBC has produced three documentaries following the bosses of some of Britain's oldest family businesses. The programmes delve into the pasts of a butchers, a builders, and a medal maker. Take a look.

Posted on: Friday, 24th January 2014
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