The Royal College of Physicians’ archive was recently awarded accreditation status.
This award recognises archive services that embody good practice and professional standards. All accredited archive services must demonstrate the continuing development of their service around the management and care of their collections and the provision of access to their collections.
Located in the RCP’s Grade I-listed ‘modernist masterpiece’, the RCP’s museum collections have been gathered over 5 centuries since it’s foundation by Royal Charter of Henry VIII in 1518.
For centuries the RCP library and archives have collected and commissioned material to support physicians’ learning and document the college’s history, providing a fascinating record of the RCP’s activities and an insight into the world of medicine. These collections are made accessible to the public for their research. Find out more about the archives here.