Gary Tuson BA, DAA


Gary Tuson moved to Norfolk in 2013 to take up the post of County Archivist at the Norfolk Record Office. He was born in Devon, where he returned to work at the Devon Record Office after graduating from the University of Kent.  Whilst working in Exeter he completed his professional archivist qualification and, in 1995, moved to Chesterfield to work at the Derbyshire Record Office.  His next move was to Cardiff where, after working as Senior Archivist in the Glamorgan Record Office, he was appointed  as Programme Director for the development of their new office.  In 2009 Gary became County Archivist of Gwent, where he re-launched the archive service in a new home on the old steelworks site in Ebbw Vale.  Whilst in Gwent, Gary played an active role in the Archives and Records Council Wales, of which he was vice-chair and then chair.  During this time he developed projects which looked at both the challenges presented by new technologies, in particular how digital archives can be preserved,  and the opportunities they afford to make archives accessible in new and exciting ways.