It is ten years since The National Archives undertook the role of archives sector leader. As such, they have commissioned Activist Group to undertake a full and independent review of TNA’s sector leadership role through the eyes of archives services and professionals, collecting bodies, sector partners, strategic partners and funders. This review will not act as a full evaluation of the last ten years, rather they would like to consider which elements of their leadership work they should continue to develop, and to gather evidence as to the needs of the sector and its users going forward.
As part of their engagement and research taking place over the next two months, they would like to invite you to participate in a facilitated group conversation with us, each one themed around a key strategic challenge.
The workshops are timed as follows:
|Ref||Name||Workshop date and time|
|1||Sustainability (financial, capacity, future)||Wed 6th October, 1000-1200|
|2||Collections mgmt and preservation||Thu 7th October, 1000-1200|
|3||Skills shortages in digital archives||Thu 7th October, 1300-1500|
|4||Lack of diversity in the workforce||Fri 8th October, 1000-1200|
|5||Collecting practices||Fri 8th October, 1300-1500|
|6||Audience engagement and development||Tue 12th October, 1000-1200|
|7||Impact (economic, social, health & wellbeing, environmental)||Tue 12th October, 1300-1500|
If you would like to attend a workshop, please email Mike Wynn to book yourself in. Mike will then send you a Zoom invitation to confirm your place. Please note: places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
There is no preparation required for the workshop, and Activist will provide you with the agenda for the discussion, leading an open conversation that will allow you to share your views and any ideas that you may have in confidence.
If you are unable to attend a particular workshop, but have any thoughts to share with them, please email these directly to Mike for collating.