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Wax seal moulds – from drawer to Discovery

PRO 23 is an historic collection of moulds taken from wax seals held by The National Archives. Containing more than 7,700 items, the collection was manufacture... read more

Mistaken identity: Elizabeth Burley and the Contagious Diseases Acts

Let those who have never seen a ship of war, picture to themselves a very large and very low room with 500 men and probably 300 or 400 women of the vilest descr... read more

What to do with degraded film?

I am currently an intern on the one-year Icon Photographic Conservation programme, working at both The National Archives and the Tate. I’ve been based at the... read more

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Wax seal moulds – from drawer to Discovery

PRO 23 is an historic collection of moulds taken from wax seals held by The National Archives. Containing more than 7,700 items, the collection was manufacture... read more

What to do with degraded film?

I am currently an intern on the one-year Icon Photographic Conservation programme, working at both The National Archives and the Tate. I’ve been based at the... read more

What’s life like as a Bridging the Digital Gap trainee?

Greetings and salutations. I’m Jim and I’m a trainee digital archivist. ‘What’s that?’ I hear people ask a lot when I tell them what I do. In... read more

Wax seal moulds – from drawer to Discovery

PRO 23 is an historic collection of moulds taken from wax seals held by The National Archives. Containing more than 7,700 items, the collection was manufacture... read more

What’s life like as a Bridging the Digital Gap trainee?

Greetings and salutations. I’m Jim and I’m a trainee digital archivist. ‘What’s that?’ I hear people ask a lot when I tell them what I do. In... read more

Delivering our first researcher development programme

Many people are aware that The National Archives provides researchers with access to its collections. But how many realise that we are a researching institution... read more

What to do with degraded film?

I am currently an intern on the one-year Icon Photographic Conservation programme, working at both The National Archives and the Tate. I’ve been based at the... read more

Seal moulds: opening up the collection as never before

We hold an historic collection of moulds taken from our wax seals. Containing some 7,700 items, the collection is the largest of its type in the UK. But why d... read more

Join us and work with central government

We are pleased to announce four exciting new opportunities to work at The National Archives. As part of The National Archives’ statutory responsibility, the G... read more

Mistaken identity: Elizabeth Burley and the Contagious Diseases Acts

Let those who have never seen a ship of war, picture to themselves a very large and very low room with 500 men and probably 300 or 400 women of the vilest descr... read more

Archaeology and the Second World War in Iraq

A new law on antiquities was approved in Iraq in 1936. Drafted by Sati al-Husri, the first Iraqi Director of Antiquities, it was rather generous towards foreign... read more

LGBTQ+ history: the red rose of Colonel Barker

Stories of women ‘masquerading’ or cross-dressing in men’s clothing were widely reported by the press in the United Kingdom at the start of the 20th centu... read more

Wax seal moulds – from drawer to Discovery

PRO 23 is an historic collection of moulds taken from wax seals held by The National Archives. Containing more than 7,700 items, the collection was manufacture... read more

What’s life like as a Bridging the Digital Gap trainee?

Greetings and salutations. I’m Jim and I’m a trainee digital archivist. ‘What’s that?’ I hear people ask a lot when I tell them what I do. In... read more

Hacking the past: an Archives Game Jam

Some people think of hacking as a criminal activity that leaves havoc in its wake. However, they’re mistaken – as we explained to the participants of o... read more