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Explore Your Archive - the toolkit for archives
Explore Your Archive is a toolkit designed for archives of all kinds throughout the UK and Ireland, to help you create events and promote stories relevant to your collections and communities. The aim of the toolkit is to increase public awareness of the essential role of archives in our society, to celebrate our network of collections and emphasise the skill and professionalism of the sector.
Download the toolkit below to find everything you need to take part in Explore Your Archive:
Explore Your Archive toolkit (PDF, 7.82Mb)
- Brand guidelines
- Key messages
- Artwork to download - produced in different formats (please get in touch if you need help and advice on these)
- Ideas for getting involved, whatever the level of resource you have at your disposal
- Hints and tips for communications, including using social media and engaging with press
Start using the toolkit now
Take a look at the toolkit and start thinking about how you might take part. Let us know what you'll be doing by joining us in our community forum, Explore Your Archive, at community.nationalarchives.gov.uk. (You will need to register if you are not already a member of The National Archives' community)
When you are ready to develop your stories, you can download all the relevant materials below, including artwork and a template press release.
Explore Your Archive downloadable resources (ZIP, 14.45Mb)
Please do check this page regularly for updates. Some items mentioned in the toolkit, including finished posters, artwork in Welsh, and stickers for Story Boxes, are still to be produced.
Activities in 2013
We would like to coordinate Explore Your Archive activities during the week commencing 16 November 2013, so we achieve maximum impact throughout the UK and Ireland. Please have a look at the timeline below to see how you can coordinate your events with other archives.
Explore Your Archive suggested timeline (XLS, 0.02Mb)
For any enquiries about how to use the toolkit, or to find out more, please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
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