Find out about us

The background and legislation around our role in the archive sector.

Our leadership role

In October 2011, The National Archives took on additional leadership responsibilities for archives in England.

Leadership review

In 2013, The National Archives commissioned the Cultural Consulting Network (CCN), to review its leadership of the archive sector.

Working in partnership

We work with Arts Council England on several initiatives and have agreed our approach to working together in a Memorandum of Understanding.