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National Archives

The National Archives is the official archive and publisher for the UK government and for England and Wales, and has responsibility for archives sector leadership in England.

As part of its leadership role for England, The National Archives developed an Accreditation Scheme for archives holding organisations across the UK. The scheme offers a benchmark and stimulus for gauging performance, recognising achievement, ensuring value for money and driving improvement across the sector.

Archives Unlocked is the vision to help archives work to secure their future through digital transformation, investing in new workforce skills, and encouraging innovation.

It is underpinned by a robust action plan that outlines what TNA will be doing over the next few years to lay the groundwork to make realistic and meaningful progress.

Themes of Trust, Enrichment and Openness highlight the importance of archives in holding authority to account through scrutiny, in driving innovation and creativity for businesses and across society, and in cultivating an open approach to knowledge accessible to all.