Training and events

We are offering training to develop and deepen skills, knowledge and understanding within the archives sector.

The importance of this is emphasised at both an organisational level within the Archive Service Accreditation standard and for individuals within the Archives Record Association Competency framework.

The Archive Service Accreditation Standard section on organisational health sets out requirements in the areas of mission statements, forward planning, government and management structures and resources such as building and storage, finance, and workforce.

Most training sessions are either free or carry a minimal charge, and are available on a first come, first served basis. If you would like more information about any of our sessions, please email us.

Please note that places are limited on our events, so please only book if you are able to attend. If you can no longer attend a session, please contact us.

Transferring to Places of Deposit e-Learning

If you are an archivist at a place of deposit, find out about our new online training module for public record depositors.

MAPLE meeting at Archives+

The Major Archive Projects Learning Exchange (MAPLE) supports organisations planning or managing large archive projects; primarily capital developments. Over 130 organisations are members of the group, including local authority, university, national and specialist archives.

Do you want to transform your service, welcome more people, engage with completely different user profiles and reach out to larger numbers than ever before? This is what has happened at Archives+ through funding from HLF.

Come along to the next MAPLE event on Wednesday 7th February 2018, at Archives+, Manchester Central Library. We will explore the Archives+ project to identify key lessons for the whole archive sector from this project.

To book and for full programme details and timings, go to the Eventbrite booking page.

Fundraising for Archives

Effective fundraising is more than a one-off bid to a large funder; we are offering modules on a range of themes from utilising your Friends’ group and volunteers to writing your service’s case for support. The Fundraising for Archives programme will equip attendees with the confidence and skills to successfully secure funding, whether for core expenses or specific projects.

Open call training

Courses are led by an experienced fundraiser and are tailored specifically to archives and collections. The sessions are interactive and practical, enabling participants to apply the course content to their own organisations and share experiences with fellow attendees. Each course is supported with case studies, dynamic guides and templates which you can use to put learned skills into practice.

This is the final year of Fundraising for Archives, so take advantage of these fully-funded workshops to develop your fundraising capacity.

Generating Larger Donations

Cardiff, Tuesday 21 November 2017 – book now

Crowdfunding, Crowdsourcing and Digital Fundraising

Birmingham, Wednesday 15 November 2017 – book now

Measuring Outcomes, Benchmarking and Evaluation

London, Thursday 30 November 2017 – waiting list – sold out