Bexley’s Archive Centre awarded accreditation

Bexley’s Local Studies and Archive Centre has been awarded Archive Service Accreditation.

The service has met national standards relating to management and resourcing, the care of its unique collections and what it offers to its wide range of users.

Councillor Peter Craske, cabinet member responsible for the service, said: “Local people are proud of the borough and its past and the centre works with people of all ages to help them appreciate our rich culture and history.

“The team’s passion and enthusiasm are clear to anyone who uses the service or visits the centre and I am delighted that their hard work has been recognised.”

Bexley Local Studies and Archives is based at the Central Library in Bexleyheath and collects, preserves and makes available current and historical materials on the borough.

Its collections represent a source of information about the people, places and events that make up Bexley’s history.

The Archive Service Accreditation Panel commended Bexley Archives as an “exemplary, effective borough service, which serves its community with an impressive range of access opportunities and partnerships.”

 

Source : Bexley Times

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