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

Inspirational Archives: Come and be Inspired by the Royal Commission’s Archives, 18 November, 2pm–7pm

Naming it Inspirational Archives, staff from the Royal Commission have come up with a novel twist for this year’s Explore Your Archives campaign. They have planned a day where visitors are welcome to come and discover the many unique collections of the National Monuments Record of Wales archives, and then gain inspiration to create something … Continue reading Inspirational Archives: Come and be Inspired by the Royal Commission’s Archives, 18 November, 2pm–7pm

National Rugby Stories competition winners announced at new rugby display

With only days to go until the biggest rugby competition in the world begins, rugby fans visiting Cardiff this autumn will be able to enjoy a special display at National Museum Cardiff as part of the celebrations surrounding the Rugby World Cup. First Minister for Wales, Carwyn Jones officially launched the Kick-offs and Keep-sakes display … Continue reading National Rugby Stories competition winners announced at new rugby display