January 17, 2022

UK: The National Archives and Arts Council England Announce Partnership

From an Announcement:

The National Archives and Arts Council England today announced a new partnership that will benefit archives, museums, libraries and the people who use them.

The signed Memorandum of Understanding below marks the beginning of a new partnership as the two bodies commit to working more closely together, given their common responsibilities and shared vision for increasing access to information and improving services.


Collaboration on areas of mutual interest will result in delivering schemes like Museum and Archives Accreditation; sharing expertise to develop opportunities such as those presented by emerging digital technologies, pooling resources to secure ‘at risk’ collections and identifying effective ways of working together in the regions.

Alan Davey, Chief Executive, Arts Council England said: ‘As well as showing our knowledge and learning, I hope that by working together we can deliver even better value by making it easier for people across the country to connect with archives, museums and libraries.’

Officials from both bodies will meet regularly to review progress on agreed actions, discuss emerging strategic initiatives and agree shared priorities for the year to come.

Read the Full Text of the MOU (PDF)


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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.