Voluntary organisations’ archives and records: Why do they matter?

Date / time: 6 March, 10:30 am - 7:00 pm

Voluntary organisations' archives and records: Why do they matter?

A one-day conference exploring the importance of voluntary organisations’ records and addressing key challenges of preservation and access.

Location: The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH

The archives of voluntary organisations are vital assets. Records are important as an evidence base and a source of institutional identity and memory. They also have an essential role in helping researchers to understand the roles of voluntary and community organisations in society, past and present. Yet organisations face a number of challenges in preserving and making these records available for research.

This event brings together experts to demonstrate the value of records and archives for voluntary organisations’ work today. We make a strong case for the relevance and value of preserving and understanding the past to current organisational practice. Archives can be strategic assets for good governance, corporate identity, accountability and research. This event is organised by the British Academy Research Project (ARP) Digitising the Mixed Economy of Welfare in Britain.

We are delighted to welcome a range of expert speakers from voluntary organisations and other sectors.

Free to attend, but please register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/voluntary-organisations-archives-and-records-why-do-they-matter-tickets-53428529169

We will end the day with a public lecture from Sir Stuart Etherington (NCVO), please note that booking is available either for the whole day, or just for the lecture.