The real star of Explore Your Archive is the stories found in archives across the world. This page contains tools and resources to help you share them.

Use the resources below to produce your own Explore Your Archive Campaign. Then join in with the Focus Week from 27th – November – 5th December 2023!

Anyone with a story to tell can use the resources below.

First, decide on a theme and what records in your collections best tell the story.

Then use the resources in the toolkit to complement your narrative.

Download the resources below:

The toolkit below contains a wide range of campaign artwork, poster, and press release templates. There’s no limit to what you can do. Click the toolkit download button to see more.

Start Planning!

At the 2023 ARA Conference in Belfast, the Explore Your Archive Team hosted a workshop to launch the newly created resource pack which can be used by anyone looking to get involved in the campaign. Click below to see the presentation from the workshop and use the planning resources. This link will be updated further after the conference.

Top Tips:

  • Use the Explore Your Archive branding alongside your organisations logo on any exhibitions or web content you are currently working on or promoting.
  • If you have no way of displaying digital content, get in touch using the contact form below. The Explore Your Archive blog and exhibition pages are a great way to promote your service and collections.
  • The toolkit contains a selection of templates, allowing you to add images and content to quickly create leaflets and posters. This is a real time saver when creating content to be viewed in person.
  • If you have limited time to produce content, look at our social media page below with ready set themes and a dedicated hashtag.
  • Tag Every social media post with #ExploreYourArchive to increase the number of views on your posts.

Get involved with our social media campaign, which now runs all year long.

Contact us

For any enquiries about how to use the toolkit, or to find out more, please use the contact us box at the bottom of the page.


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