General Paralysis of the Insane at the North Wales Hospital

In 2017 Denbighshire Archive Service was awarded £130,000 by the Wellcome Trust to catalogue and preserve the records of The North Wales Hospital, Denbigh - the main institution in North Wales for the care of the mentally ill. It was by far the biggest employer in the area and activities recorded in its voluminous archives … Continue reading General Paralysis of the Insane at the North Wales Hospital

#LoveMaps

Every Thursday, The National Library of Wales publishes a new blog as part of the #LoveMaps campaign.  Individuals are invited to choose their favourite maps from the Library’s collection and this week it was the turn of Dr. Shaun Evans, Director of the Institute for the Study of Welsh Estates, who chose a 17th century … Continue reading #LoveMaps

Wellcome Trust Project at Gwent Archives

Gwent Archives is delighted to announce that it has secured a Wellcome Trust Research Resources Grant of £38,729 to fund their project: ‘From a “Penny in the Pound” to “Free at the Point of Delivery”: Cataloguing the pre- and post-1948 hospital records of Monmouthshire.’ Monmouthshire’s hospital records are distinctly valuable for the insight they provide … Continue reading Wellcome Trust Project at Gwent Archives

The Digital Preservation Policy for Wales

This policy has been produced by Archives and Records Council Wales in recognition of the significant strategic challenge digital preservation presents to organisations in Wales currently creating records, and to the archive services which are responsible for their permanent preservation. The proper care and management of digital records requires additional resource and new skills which … Continue reading The Digital Preservation Policy for Wales

Launch of Explore Your Archive 2017 campaign at Glamorgan Archives

On Friday the 17th of November Explore your Archive campaign will be officially launched by well known TV Presenter Mari Grug at Glamorgan Archives. Explore your Archive Campaign aims to open the phenomenal archival collections held by organisations – public and private – across the UK and Ireland, whatever their size and scale, and wherever … Continue reading Launch of Explore Your Archive 2017 campaign at Glamorgan Archives

Anglesey Archives Achieves National Accreditation

Anglesey Archives has been awarded Archive Service Accreditation. Accredited Archive Services ensure the long-term collection, preservation and accessibility of our archive heritage. Accreditation is the UK quality standard which recognises good performance in all areas of archive service delivery. Achieving accredited status demonstrates that Anglesey Archives has met clearly defined national standards relating to management … Continue reading Anglesey Archives Achieves National Accreditation

Great marketing projects in Wales’ libraries, archives and museums!

Museums, archives and libraries staff from across Wales attended a prestigious awards ceremony at the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth. The Marketing Excellence Awards recognise the fantastic work being done by staff who work with often very limited resources. Entries were received from libraries, archives and museums from up and down the country. Categories … Continue reading Great marketing projects in Wales’ libraries, archives and museums!

ARA Archive Volunteering Award for 2017

Do you want peer recognition for excellence?  Do you need evidence to show your effective engagement with volunteers?  If so, why not nominate your archive service for the ARA Archive Volunteering Award? Winners will have a national platform to celebrate their volunteers’ contribution to the service and gain publicity for their archive’s role in supporting … Continue reading ARA Archive Volunteering Award for 2017

Merry Christmas!

To find out when your local archive will be open over the festive period, visit our home page and go to ‘Find your archive’, find the archive you would like to visit and follow the links to find their Christmas opening hours. Best wishes to everyone for Christmas and the New Year.