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Expanded name

National Council on Archives

Date of establishment



http://www.nca.org.uk/ [external]


The National Council on Archives is an umbrella group, for major UK bodies and organisations concerned with all aspects of archive and records administration. It which aims to act as a common voice on matters of mutual concern.

Areas of Activity

The National Council on Archives aims to:

  • Raise awareness on matters of current concern to the archives field
  • Assist the work of the The National Archives and The Museums, Archives and Libraries Council
  • Encourage and support educational activities which raise awareness of archives
  • Lobby for funding and provide advice on the allocation of these.
  • Define and achieve minimum standards for archive repositories
  • Examine and improve current archive acquisition policies
  • Encourage initiatives to improve or advance the cause of archive services.


NCA is a membership organisation. Membership is made up of relevant UK archives and records organisations.

NCA Rules