The Future of the Thomas Cook Archive

  On the 23rd September 2019 the Thomas Cook Group ceased trading and entered Compulsory Liquidation. Around 21,000 worldwide employees were left without jobs (including 9,000 UK staff) and 600,000 customers (150,000 from the UK) were stuck overseas, triggering the UK’s largest peacetime repatriation. The future of the corporate archive, which until earlier this year […]

BAC/ICA SBA conference booking open

This year the Business Archives Council (BAC) conference will be a joint two day event with the Section on Business Archives of the International Council on Archives (SBA ICA). It will be held at The National Archives in Kew on the 14 and 15 November and will be on the critical theme of ‘Trust’. The […]

The John Armstrong Award for Transport Archives is open for applications

The Business Archives Council (BAC) is delighted to announce that a special, one-off cataloguing grant, The John Armstrong Award for Transport Archives, is OPEN for applications. The grant for £4,000 is jointly funded by a bequest from the late John Armstrong and the BAC, and is for the cataloguing of transport-related business archives. Find out more.

Lego Brick Marks 60th Anniversary

1958 saw the introduction of the ubiquitous plastic brick in its modern form. Loved by children for its potential for creative play, the Lego brick has expanded from its Danish birthplace to become a global phenomenon. Follow the link for further information.

BAC 2017 conference – speakers announced

Business archives contain the records of enduring value of a business. But how are those records changing? How are archivists responding to those changes? Do the changes make capturing and using records more difficult or just difficult in a new way? The BAC’s 2017 conference - Change the Record - will look at how shifts in the technology landscape have impacted records creation and use. Our speakers will examine these issues with views from both a theoretical standpoint, and from the practitioner on the frontline. It’s time to change the record, so come along and see how!