On 11 July, The National Archives kick-started a period of engagement, with the first of four round tables to co-create a new vision for archives. The event – at Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre – attracted a wide range of delegates from business archives, local authority archives, university archives, independent archives and trusts.
I sensed a real appetite for change and a desire to seize the opportunities presented by a new vision for the sector. This was very evident by the lively discussion that took place throughout the afternoon.
I was impressed by the huge level of commitment across the room. There was a deep understanding of, and commitment to, building a stronger sector as a key partner in the heritage and culture world and indeed beyond. Continue reading »