Logo of Accredited Archive Service

20 March 2014

Today, archive services across the UK have been awarded accredited archive service status by the Archive Service Accreditation Committee.

Archive Service Accreditation is the new quality standard for archives services across the UK which has been developed in partnership with the archives sector and its stakeholders. The newly accredited services include:

  • Falkirk Archives
  • Richard Burton Archives, University of Swansea
  • Unilever Archives and Records Management
  • The National Archives

First accredited national body

The National Archives applied for Archive Service Accreditation as part of its sector leadership role and to demonstrate its commitment to active participation and engagement with the wider archives sector. The application for Archive Service Accreditation was assessed by representatives of two other national assessor bodies, the Scottish Council on Archives and Public Record of Northern Ireland, as well as peer reviewers from the wider archive sector.

Welcoming The National Archives' award, Acting Chief Executive and Keeper, Clem Brohier said: 'We see the Archive Service Accreditation programme as a key part of supporting the diversity and health of the UK archives sector. As sector leaders for England, it was important for us to participate fully in accreditation from the outset. We are delighted that the Accreditation Committee has recognised our successful delivery at a national level.'

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