Accreditation accolade for Northumberland Archives

Northumberland Archives has been awarded Archive Service Accreditation, the UK quality standard which recognises good performance in all areas of archive service delivery.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 08 August, 2018, 10:58
Cllr Nick Oliver, cabinet member for corporate services and Cllr Cath Homer, cabinet member for culture, arts and leisure at Northumberland County Council and Sue Wood, head of collections at Northumberland Archives pictured with items from Alnwick's Dickson, Archer & Thorp Solicitors practice - an example of the work of the archives team. Also pictured is Jodi Larder, grants and development officer at the Heritage Lottery Fund North East, which funded that project.

Managed by Northumberland County Council, Northumberland Archives are responsible for collecting records relating to the history of Northumberland, its communities and people in record offices in Berwick and Woodhorn.

Coun Cath Homer, cabinet member for Culture, Arts & Leisure: “This is fantastic news for Northumberland Archives. Our archive services have demonstrated that they have achieved UK national standards relating to management and resourcing, the care of unique collections and the service offer to their entire range of users.”

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The Archive Service Accreditation Panel noted that: “We welcomed the application from the service, which is delivering strongly in a number of areas. Northumberland Archives are specifically commended for the range of excellent digital practice, good volunteering opportunities and clear recognition of the need to find means to reach out across the large geographical area covered by the community they serve.

“It is good to see the position Northumberland Archives has within Northumberland County Council, with close links to IT and other elements of information governance, providing a strong platform for future development.”