Donations pour in to Archives as historians decry decay of ‘national memory bank’

donations pour in to archives as historians decry decay of national memory bank

Sumary of Donations pour in to Archives as historians decry decay of ‘national memory bank’:

  • The National Archives has raised almost $100,000 in donations in a bid to save its most at-risk records as some of the nation pre-eminent historians argue it should never have been forced into a public appeal for funding..
  • Some of the deteriorated negatives, prints and scans of Italian prisoners of war in Australia held by the National Archives..
  • More than 150 of the nation leading writers, researchers and historians have signed an open letter to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, protesting the government handling of the Archives and calling for the funding recommended by the review…

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