News

Trustee Vacancies

NORAH is seeking to appoint trustees to help it further its aims. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone who is interested in Norfolk's history to support the county's internationally important collections. We are particularly interested in applicants with a wide range of networks and experience of fundraising, finance, legal work, marketing and publicity.

For more information click here or for an informal discussion about the role, please contact Gary Tuson (email gary.tuson@norfolk.gov.uk, tel. 01603 222599). To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter to enquiries@norah-df.org.uk. Your covering letter should highlight your interest in Norfolk's history, your relevant experience and your motivation for joining the Board.

History Disappearing

Our Unique Heritage

Norfolk's archives contains countless untold stories about the people and places that make the county what it is today. If these documents are not saved our historical memory is lost forever. But even then it requires a lot of work and skill to look after these unique but delicate resource and to make them available to all, now and for generations to come. The Norfolk Record Office and its partners can do some of this, but they require financial donations to help.

The Norfolk Archives and Heritage Development Foundation (also known as NORAH) is an independent charity that was established in 2016, to do just this.

What is NORAH?

The Norfolk Archives and Heritage Development Foundation (also known as NORAH) is an independent charity that was established in 2016. It is a Foundation CIO (Charitable Incorporated Organisation) and is registered with the Charity Commission under reference number 1167279.

Searchroom Reading a Vol

How your Donation Helps

Purchasing Archives at Risk

Archives are always being put up for sale. This is often the only chance to put important and historically valuable documents in the public domain within the United Kingdom. Money donated to NORAH allows archives with a high public interest to be purchased and given to the Norfolk Record Office or one of its partners where they can be made available to everyone, free of charge. The price for such archives varies from a few pounds to several thousands of pounds so anything which you are able to give helps a lot.

Conserving Fragile Archives

By their nature, archives are very susceptible to permanent damage through mishandling or improper storage. Money donated to NORAH allows specialists at the Norfolk Record Office, or at one of its partners, to preserve, conserve and digitise archives so they can be used by everyone without risking the permanent loss of unique information, now and in the future.

Learning from Archives

Donations to NORAH can help specialist staff at the Norfolk Record Office, or at one of its partners, to translate, transcribe and catalogue archives which may be difficult to understand so members of the public know what exists and if it will help them answer their questions. Donations also help unlock the potential in archives by funding projects focussed at specific communities. As well as telling us about the past, archives can be used to develop new transferable skills and to create a sense of place and belonging.

Wealth of Parchment

Charitable Objectives

NORAH'™s charitable objective is the advancement of education for the public benefit, in the history of Norfolk by working in conjunction with the Norfolk Record Office and its partner organisations, in particular but not exclusively by funding;

  1. The purchase, preservation and processing of records and rare printed materials worthy of permanent retention, which relate to Norfolk, so they can be made accessible to the public by the Norfolk Record Office and its partner organisations,
  2. Projects and activities which engage different audiences with records and rare printed materials worthy of permanent retention which relate to Norfolk.

For more details about what NORAH supports and its criteria for supporting, please contact us

Contact Us


Email

enquiries@norah-df.org.uk

Telephone

01603 222599

Address

NORAH
c/o Norfolk Record Office
Martineau Lane
Norwich
Norfolk

NR1 2DQ