Working in partnership

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Together with partners, we aim to deliver:

  • a single leadership role for the archives sector in England
  • Archives Unlocked: Releasing the Potential
  • strategic sector engagement, helping archives services and their parent bodies to respond to government policy, and to develop in ways that strengthen the national network of provision
  • a policy information and advice role for government
  • encourage new thinking and initiatives in the sector
  • develop and implement an accreditation scheme for archives
  • inform government policy
  • ensure archives are embedded in Arts Council England’s wider cultural offering

We work with Arts Council England on several initiatives and have agreed our approach to working together in a Memorandum of Understanding, below.

Access to initiatives managed by the Arts Council England (PDF, 0.03Mb)

Memorandum of Understanding (PDF, 0.24Mb)

We have also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Research Libraries UK, which sets out the role of both organisations and how we will work together in the future to achieve our goals.

Memorandum of Understanding between The National Archives and RLUK (PDF, 0.26Mb)

Other partnerships include:

Additionally, many of our current initiatives are delivered in partnership with archives and interested bodies.