The background and legislation around our role in the archive sector.
In October 2011, The National Archives took on additional leadership responsibilities for archives in England.
In 2013, The National Archives commissioned the Cultural Consulting Network (CCN), to review its leadership of the archive sector.
We work with Arts Council England on several initiatives and have agreed our approach to working together in a Memorandum of Understanding.
The Historical Manuscripts Commission (HMC), appointed under Royal Warrant in 1869, has been part of The National Archives since 2003.