Accredited Archive Services ensure the long-term collection, preservation and accessibility of our archive heritage. Accreditation is the new UK quality standard which recognises good performance in all areas of archive service delivery. Achieving accredited status demonstrates that LMA has met clearly defined national standards relating to management and resourcing; the care of its unique collections and what the service offers to its entire range of users.
LMA is the largest local government archive repository in the United Kingdom. It is based in Clerkenwell and administered by the City of London Corporation. LMA holds 100km of local government and other records for the Greater London area and the City of London dating from the 11th century to the present. The archive of the City of London itself is one of the oldest, most complete and wide ranging civic archives in the world.
LMA Director Geoff Pick commented: "I am delighted that this external assessment has particularly commended two areas that are at the heart of the City of London’s and LMA’s mission – that the service is focused on good stewardship and opening up its archives, and that staff development is an area of real strength".
The Accreditation Panel which made the award noted that the application "…wholly justifies [LMA’s] reputation as a flagship archive service. The Panel particularly welcomed the work of the service in taking the lead in building London partnerships, across the boroughs and with communities".