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 (23 Nov – 1 Dec 2019).

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).