BRA’s Communications Officer, Janet Foster, participated in a panel discussion at The British Academy on 15 June at an event to mark the launch of a new toolkit to help charities and voluntary organisations improve records management. The toolkit was produced by the British Academy Research Project ‘Digitising the Mixed Economy of Welfare in Britain’ in partnership with Charity Finance Group. For more information, see the British Academy's online 'Campaign for Voluntary Sector Archives'.
'Just a quick note to say how delighted I am to have received the latest issue of ARCHIVES. Always a good read and makes me a bit envious living more than 3,000 miles away on the other side of the pond.'
‘Beyond the Portcullis: the pleasures, challenges and frustrations of writing stories from the Parliamentary Archives’ On the 70th anniversary of the Parliamentary Archives Dr Caroline Shenton reflects on the pleasures, challenges and frustrations of creating popular history. Caroline Shenton was Director of the Parliamentary Archives at Westminster from 2008 to 2014, and prior to that was a senior archivist at Parliament and The National Archives. Her first book, The Day Parliament Burned Down, an hour-by-hour account of the 1834 fire that ...