South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries

Archive Service Accreditation guidance

The National Archives has recently published a guide alongside other Accreditation guidance documentation: ‘Working with Archive Service Accreditation to help develop and demonstrate compliance with Data Protection Legislation’ (

The guide aims to show how accreditation can help an archive service or organisation carrying out an archiving function demonstrate how it meets its obligations under Data Protection legislation or help them develop so they can achieve this. It supports the guidance document ‘Guide to archiving personal data’ (