The Mills Archive is one of the first charities to receive accreditation by the National Archives, and joins a prestigious group of national archives that have also become accredited. The badge of accreditation is national recognition for the quality of its work caring for the vulnerable records of milling history.
The Archive Service Accreditation Panel “praised the excellent website and the very strong documentation supporting the application, which was a model for a small, specialist service. They also strongly commended the service’s work with the wider Mills Heritage community and hope to see its support for that community continued and developed.”
Previously they had “noted particularly strong activity in areas including volunteering, fundraising development, online provision and cataloguing”.
A big part of the Mills Archive’s success lies in the support that its donors and funders have given over the years to protect its collections and help provide free public access. The archive is also very grateful to its team, and the hard work of its committed volunteers.
Archivist Nathanael Hodge had this to say:
“We’ve found the accreditation process very rewarding. Comparing our day to day work with national standards has challenged us to improve in many areas we might never have thought about. We’re very excited to hear that our application has been successful!”