NORAH believes learning about our past through archives can be incredibly rewarding for individuals and very beneficial for society as a whole. Engaging with Norfolk’s archives can help strengthen and unite a community through learning about a shared past. It can also be used to help combat isolation and to develop transferable skills. For example, the ability to find and then evaluate the reliability and importance of different sources, or spot fake news, is becoming increasingly important in the digital age. Underpinning these benefits is the ability of archives to add to our collective knowledge of the past.
NORAH recognises the importance of supporting activities which enable Norfolk’s archives to be made freely accessible to all, such as the purchase, conservation and processing of this fragile and unique resource.