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Meet the ARA’s Section for Business Records

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Composite of various images from business archives.

The Section for Business Records (SBR) has a six-strong committee who aim to:• Be the professional body of choice for archivists and records managers working with business records;• Provide a focused and informed group to represent the interests of business records within the ARA for all archivists and records managers working with business archives;• Act […]

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ArchI’ve Campaigned

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The Archives and Records Association, Scotland’s social media campaigns: #ArchiveZ and Instagram I think it is safe to say that this year is a little different than most, no matter what part of the archives and record keeping sector we work in. With everything going on in the world just now, so many of our […]

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#ExploreYourArchive Day: a focus for our campaign

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Have you heard about #ExploreYourArchive Day? Read on to find out all about it… What is #ExploreYourArchive Day? We introduced #ExploreYourArchive Day in March 2020 to provide a focus day for showcasing archive collections that are related to our monthly campaign themes. When does #ExploreYourArchive Day take place? #ExploreYourArchive Day takes place on the 10th […]

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Affection, architecture and football in and beyond the archives: Archibald Leitch’s stadium plans in Art of Ayresome

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Teesside Archives’ collections feature a range of items relating to the area’s sporting heritage spanning club records, oral histories, plans, photographs and programmes.   Amongst the highlights on the sporting collections are a number of Ayresome Park football stadium plans by world-acclaimed stadium designer Archibald Leitch, recently digitised and currently on show as part of […]

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The Common Room of The Great North – Knowledge and Collection; adapting our programme during a pandemic.

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In the heart of Newcastle Upon Tyne’s city centre, you will find one of the largest, most comprehensive, public collections on mining engineering in the world. Established in 1852, The North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers’ core purpose was to improve safety and to alleviate the horrific impact of disasters on mining […]

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Wellbeing and Archives: Sustained Engagement with the Past is Good for You.

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In May, History Begins at Home was launched.  This national public-facing campaign delivered via social media – Facebook @historybeginsathome and Twitter @beginshistory –uses archives to improve wellbeing by encouraging new audiences to explore the past they are directly connected to. The idea behind the campaign is to encourage people to connect or re-connect with members […]