The Archives and Records Association (UK and Ireland) and The National Archives have come together to create a new campaign to raise awareness of archives, their value to society and the impact they have, every day, on individual lives. Continuing the work of the Archives Awareness Campaign, this new campaign will reaffirm the need for people to understand the role of archives, recognise their importance and celebrate the wonderful things held in archives.
We want more people to understand and value local, university, business, specialist, private and national archives. We also want to reach a more diverse audience and to strengthen our relationships with current archive users. Many people indirectly benefit from archives without realising. As archivists, we have a pivotal role in making all this happen and we want to help people make this connection.
- Visiting an archive can take you on an adventure – you may end up discovering much more than you imagined
- Archives enable all of us to discover the stories, the facts, the places and the people that are at the heart of our communities
- Archives are full of fascinating content to read, touch and explore. And most of it isn’t available from Google. Take time to explore archives – you’ll be amazed to find what lies within
- Whether you’re interested in fashion, sport, food or UFOs, there will be something to inspire you in archives. Visit www.exploreyourarchive.org to find out more
The campaign in the Irish region is being supported by the National Archives of Ireland (NAI) and Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) and the Archives and Records Association, Ireland (ARAI).
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