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Archives and Special Collections Centre retains National Archives accreditation

Photo of the Search room at University Archives and Special Collections Centre, London College of Communication
  • Written byElla Joyce
  • Published date10 December 2021
Photo of the Search room at University Archives and Special Collections Centre, London College of Communication
Luke Potter, Image courtesy of UAL

UAL's Archives and Special Collections Centre, (ASCC) which holds over 45 collections including the work of Stanley Kubrick, Tom Eckersley and Her Noise, has retained its Archive Service Accreditation.

The accreditation, awarded by the National Archives, shows that our centre delivers to a professionally recognised standard.

The UK Archive Service Accreditation Standard assesses everything from our policies and procedures to our strong room facility with environmental monitoring.

It looks at how we acquire, preserve and provide access to our collections over the long term. It also analyses our risk management, our plans for change and helps us to think about how we develop for the future.

The panel reviewed organisational health, collections management and the work we undertake with our stakeholders. It commended our centre for being a ‘mature and well-managed archive service’ and recognised our impressive ongoing developments, including our move to online delivery during the pandemic, and our new Digital Collections platform.

Sarah Mahurter, ASCC Manager, said: "I’m delighted that the National Archives has once again acknowledged the value of our amazing archives and collections, to the creative culture of UAL.

“It is due to the dedication of the expert and specialist staff team that ASCC retains this nationally recognised mark of excellence for the next 6 years.”