First Minister of Wales celebrates the award of UNESCO Memory of the World status to outstanding historical collections

Tonight at the Senedd in Cardiff, the First Minister will host the UK Memory of the World awards which recognise documentary heritage collections of ‘Outstanding significance to the UK’. This is the first time the prestigious MoW awards have been held in Wales. UNESCO established the Memory of the World (MoW) Programme in 1992. The … Continue reading First Minister of Wales celebrates the award of UNESCO Memory of the World status to outstanding historical collections

Films released showing the history and heritage of the landscape of Wales

Two new films exploring the transformation of Wales’ landscape and the impact on people’s lives have just been released by the Cynefin project to celebrate International Archives Day on 9th June. In the 1840’s a series of maps was commissioned to assist in organising the payments of tithes. These tithe maps capture virtually the whole … Continue reading Films released showing the history and heritage of the landscape of Wales

A poignant project which will capture the harsh reality of the First World War has received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Anglesey Archives and Oriel Ynys Môn are currently working together on the ‘Bara Brith a Menyn Cartref’ exhibition; and they’ve just received a funding boost of £6,300 from the Heritage Lottery Fund. By creating an exhibition of Archival records and objects linked to the Great War, the project aims to tell the stories of Anglesey … Continue reading A poignant project which will capture the harsh reality of the First World War has received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Gwent Archives Achieves National Accreditation

Gwent Archives has been awarded Archive Service Accreditation. Accreditation is the UK quality standard which recognises good performance in all areas of archive service delivery. Archive Service Accreditation is awarded by the UK Archive Service Accreditation Committee, representing the entire archive sector. Accredited Archive Services ensure the long-term collection, preservation and accessibility of our archive … Continue reading Gwent Archives Achieves National Accreditation

Archives across Wales scoop national awards for marketing excellence

Archive staff from across Wales have attended a prestigious awards event in the National Library of Wales today (Friday 26 February). The Marketing Excellence Awards recognise the fantastic work being done by staff in museums, archives and libraries across Wales, often with very limited resources. Over forty entries were submitted to this year’s Marketing Excellence … Continue reading Archives across Wales scoop national awards for marketing excellence

Welsh archives benefit from partnership funding

Four Welsh archive services will receive funding totalling over £28,000 to undertake vital conservation work on fragile and damaged items in their collections, thanks to a partnership between the Welsh Government and the National Manuscripts Conservation Trust (NMCT). The funding will conserve items to which access had previously been extremely restricted due to their condition, … Continue reading Welsh archives benefit from partnership funding

Grant Success for the Denbigh Borough Charters!

Denbighshire Archives have recently received some great news that their application to the NMCT has been accepted. The grant will cover the cleaning, repair, repackaging and scanning of the Denbigh Borough Charters (BD/A). The Charters granted to the Borough of Denbigh are the oldest surviving borough charters in North Wales.They provide rare evidence of Wales during … Continue reading Grant Success for the Denbigh Borough Charters!

Food Control during the First World War

Food shortages during the First World War were considerable, with wholesalers and retailers becoming bound by numerous regulations and the whole population seeing the beginning of rationing. The first attempt at rationing was made with an order restricting meals in hotels and restaurants in December 1916, and by 1917 food prices has doubled with only … Continue reading Food Control during the First World War