Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: National Archives access in the COVID19 pandemic

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Canberra
    Posts
    70
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 10 Times in 9 Posts

    Default National Archives access in the COVID19 pandemic

    The Corona Virus/COVID19 pandemic continues around the world.
    In the Australian national assessment announced today, public restrictions here are likely to continue for at least 6 months.

    With that in mind, I thought a quick check around Archives and the like for current access notices might be of assistance

    UK:
    National Archives
    Closed to visitors until further notice from 19:00 today (Tuesday 17 March).
    Details, refunds see https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/...avirus-update/

    IWM
    All physical sites closed with effect from the end of today (Tuesday 17 March) until further notice. Includes Duxford.
    Details, refunds see https://www.iwm.org.uk/coronavirus-faqs

    RAF Museum
    London, Cosford: closed until at least 20 May
    Details, refunds, rebooks https://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/about-us/coronavirus.aspx

    British Library
    Physical sites in London and Boston Spa closed for the time being. Public events suspended
    https://www.bl.uk/news/2020/march/coronavirus

    Australia:
    National Archives
    Public events cancelled, offices open for visit, research except South Australia
    Details: https://www.naa.gov.au/visitor-update-covid-19

    Australian War Memorial
    No Public ANZAC Day Dawn Service or Marches. National broadcast of private AWM service
    Details: https://www.awm.gov.au/visit
    Research Centre remains open at present but see AWM home page
    https://www.awm.gov.au/

    Australian National Library
    Remains open to readers and visitors, with on site public programs suspended until further notice
    Details https://www.nla.gov.au/

    Canada
    Library and Archives Canada
    Closed until further notice
    Details http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/news/Pa...ts-closed.aspx

    Canadian War Museum
    National museums closed across Canada to visitors and all other groups, effective Saturday, March 14 and until further notice.
    Popup Banner on https://www.warmuseum.ca/

    New Zealand
    Auckland War Memorial and Museum
    Remains open, with restricted public tours/events,
    Home page header https://www.aucklandmuseum.com/
    Details inc refunds https://www.aucklandmuseum.com/servi...lerts/covid-19

    NZ Archives
    Remain open at present: Do not visit if unwell.
    Home page header: https://archives.govt.nz/search-the-archive

    NZ National Library
    Some events suspended, otherwise open. Do not visit if unwell.
    See https://natlib.govt.nz/about-us/covi...navirus-update


    May require updates in coming weeks. Welcome to add others.

    May you all fare well.
    Don Clark
    www.211squadron.org
    Last edited by Don Clark; 18th March 2020 at 06:59.
    Toujours à propos

  2. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Don Clark For This Useful Post:

    Andrew Arthy (6th April 2020),Jagan (18th March 2020)

  3. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Canberra
    Posts
    70
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 10 Times in 9 Posts

    Default

    Thank you, Jagan, for making my post sticky, and for making it show on the RAF Commands Home page.

    As noted, as the pandemic develops, there will be changes. As of 20 March these are as follows:

    National Archives of Australia:
    NSW(Sydney) and Vic(Melbourne) Research Centres will also close, from Monday 23 March.

    Auckland War Memorial and Museum
    Closed to the public from 10am on Saturday 21 March for a period of two weeks


    May not be on hand to recheck frequently: for current information please check the links posted above.

    Don Clark
    www.211squadron.org
    Last edited by Don Clark; 20th March 2020 at 02:47.
    Toujours à propos

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Canberra
    Posts
    70
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 10 Times in 9 Posts

    Default

    24 March 2020 update:
    Regret to advise that all the national bodies listed in my original post are now closed to visitors until further notice as are those in many other countries.

    Their online catalogues, collections and search functions are of course available.

    For further information or later news, check their links, as follows

    UK:
    National Archives
    https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/...avirus-update/

    Imperial War Museum
    https://www.iwm.org.uk/coronavirus-faqs

    RAF Museum
    https://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/about-us/coronavirus.aspx

    British Library
    https://www.bl.uk/news/2020/march/coronavirus

    Australia:
    National Archives
    https://www.naa.gov.au/visitor-update-covid-19

    Australian War Memorial
    https://www.awm.gov.au/

    National Library of Australia
    https://www.nla.gov.au/stories/news/...ilding-closure

    Canada
    Library and Archives Canada
    http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/news/Pa...ts-closed.aspx

    Canadian War Museum
    https://www.warmuseum.ca/visit/covid...e-museum/#tabs

    New Zealand
    Auckland War Memorial and Museum
    https://www.aucklandmuseum.com/servi...lerts/covid-19

    Archives New Zealand
    https://archives.govt.nz/covid-19-coronavirus-update

    National Library of New Zealand
    https://natlib.govt.nz/about-us/covi...navirus-update

    As these links will give the latest information I'm not expecting to further revise this thread.

    Don Clark
    www.211squadron.org
    Last edited by Don Clark; 23rd March 2020 at 22:46.
    Toujours à propos

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Dijon, France
    Posts
    461
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default In France also ....

    Hi,


    In France also all the Service Historique de la Défense (archives) : Vincennes, Cherbourg, Brest, Lorient, Rochefort, Toulon, Caen, Pau et Châtellerault are closed to the public until further notice. Remote services are also suspended.

    France


    https://www.servicehistorique.sga.defense.gouv.fr/en

    Bertrand

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2019
    Posts
    161
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts

    Default Re: National Archives access in the COVID19 pandemic

    TNA re-opening from 21st July 2020

    https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/...avirus-update/

    Chris

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •