Nottinghamshire Archives achieves National Accreditation

Published 17th July 2017

Inspire’s Nottinghamshire County Archives has been awarded National Accreditation. 

Accredited Archive Services ensure the long-term collection, preservation and accessibility of our archive heritage. Accreditation is the UK quality standard which recognises good performance in all areas of archive service delivery. Achieving accredited status demonstrates that Nottinghamshire Archives has met clearly defined national standards relating to management and resourcing; the care of its unique collections and what the service offers to its entire range of users.

Nottinghamshire Archives protect, preserve and provide access to the story of the county.  With over four million archives and local studies documents, 1000's of stories, and 861 years of human experience, Nottinghamshire’s comprehensive collections are packed with resources to research family history and explore the county’s rich heritage.  They are part of Inspire who deliver culture, learning and libraries on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council.

Peter Gaw, Chief Executive of Inspire commented; “I am really proud that our Archives has achieved accreditation in this our first year as Inspire, delivering Culture, learning and Libraries for Nottinghamshire. Our dedicated Archives team now have national recognition that they are trusted in the management of our unique collections, providing access to the community and the expertise to deliver such a wonderful service”

Ruth Imeson, Nottinghamshire Archives Manager and County Archivist commented: “Achieving national recognition from The National Archives means the people of Nottinghamshire can continue to access our comprehensive collections and enjoy the county’s rich and unique heritage.  If you want to know more about your family history, where you grew up, pineapple growing at Rufford Abbey, or outlaws in Sherwood Forest? Get in touch as we can definitely help!”

 The Archive Service Accreditation Panel commended the services….

“….institutional commitment to delivering major change in a positive way. They encouraged the service to continue to develop to embed this change for the future.”

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