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Cultures of secrecy and transparent archives?

Cultures of secrecy and transparent archives?

In April 2019, during  a panel discussion at Australia’s Parliament House, Anne Twomey, Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Sydney, declared that the National Archives of Australia (NAA) have become ‘completely dysfunctional’. This was due to failures...
National Archives Research Priorities

National Archives Research Priorities

We partner with many organisations to host events and promote the study of history. Each summer we sponsor a series of free lectures at The National Archives, where our colleagues do invaluable work preserving and sharing the nation’s historical records. This...