The Aviation and Aerospace Archives Initiative

The Aviation and Aerospace Archives Initiative

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Mission of the Aviation and Aerospace Archives Initiative

The Aviation and Aerospace Archives Initiative (AAAI) seeks to ensure that archives of aviation and aerospace in the United Kingdom are collected and preserved, made accessible, and their use facilitated.  To this end it aims to

•           Connect individuals and institutions with interests in aviation and aerospace archives, providing opportunities for mutual support and a forum for advice and knowledge sharing.

•           Offer sound and comprehensible guidance on the good curation of archives, records and related material, including ensuring their accessibility.

•           Disseminate intelligence about the nature, extent and location of relevant collections, including those at risk, through information gathering and surveying work.

•           Promote aviation and aerospace archives and heritage to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

To achieve these aims, we will work with individuals (both professionals and volunteers), organisations and networks within the aviation heritage, archives, academic and other sectors, and will seek opportunities to initiate and support appropriate events and projects.