Added on 17 May 2024

The UK Government Department for Media, Culture and Sport has commissioned The National Archives (UK) to refresh the government’s strategic vision for the archives sector, Archives Unlocked. 

Archives Unlocked focuses on the needs and potential of archives across the UK, and realises in practical and tangible terms their unique relevance in preserving the diversity of the nation’s heritage. The vision and the priorities that emerge from it are the result of extensive consultation and development work with the archives sector and partners, including a two-stage consultation process between April 2016 and January 2017.

In order to review, refresh and publish an updated version of Archives Unlocked, The National Archives (UK) will carry out an extensive consultation of the archives sector and its stakeholders. The refreshed vision will build upon the significant achievements made since 2017 while taking the opportunity to reflect on the profoundly changed landscape in which the sector operates.

You can feed in by signing up to one of the eight roundtables, online and across England, or by completing the online consultation form.

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