Explore Your Archive is about celebrating local and national heritage and the rich diversity and interconnectedness of local, regional and national documentary heritage. The campaign encourages partnerships and collaboration and can be adopted and adapted to suit specific anniversaries or commemorations at any time of the year. Participants do not need to be members of the ARA.
Each year we aim to have a main Launch Week to help archives focus activities at a time when peers and colleagues will be active. This is usually the last two weekends in November – ie, 17-25 November in 2018.
We also aim to have a main Launch Event for the campaign in each of the four ARA ‘Nations’ in that ‘Week’ – in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland (the ARA has an Ireland region that covers the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland). This year’s launch events will take place – in descending order – on:
15 November 2018 – Ireland – National Library of Ireland, Dublin.
16 November 2018 – Wales – Gwynedd Archives, Caernarfon.
21 November 2018 – Scotland – Hutchesons’ School, South Glasgow.
24 November 2018 – England – Worcestershire Archive & Archaeology Service, Worcester.
For more details on national/regional events, click here.