FFHS-NEWS, A petition from the UK National Council on Archives

01:22PM UTC - Wednesday, 23 November 2005

Contributed by: Michael Bunting FSG

Society Members, both in the UK and Overseas, are invited to complete the petition form available on the web site link given below. In the line for "Organisation" fill with The Bunting Society for "Position" fill in with Member.

The National Council on Archives online petition:
Do you think that archives are worthwhile?

You can help ensure that archives receive the funding they need by filling in The National Council on Archives online petition at

Following the publication of "Giving Value: Funding Priorities for UK Archives 2005-2010", the National Council on Archives continue to lobby government and funding bodies to convince
them that putting archives higher up the agenda is worthwhile. Chronic under-funding of archives means that some UK collections remain un-catalogued, housed in unsuitable conditions or unused. In the worst cases important archives are sold to overseas buyers.
By signing the online petition you will be helping to protect the nation's heritage and showing your support for archives. The petition will be sent to Tessa Jowell, Secretary of State for
Culture, Media and Sport.
In accordance with the Data Protection Act we will only use the data you provide to us for the purposes of lobbying on behalf of archives.

For more information contact:
Ruth Savage
Policy & Development Officer
National Council on Archives
Tel:+44 (0)20 8392 5376

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