Sustainable archives and preservation education in a global digital society demand collaborative frameworks and multiple, geographically-diverse partnerships. This poses considerable challenges for educators. A consortium between archival education programmes at University College London, Mid Sweden University and Simmons College, Boston, is addressing these challenges within an innovative virtual learning environment developed, built and shared among the three institutions. Participants from each of the three programmes describe, analyse and demonstrate ongoing collaboration, research and curriculum development unified through the Digital Curriculum Laboratory (DCL). They also explore the implications of these types of learning resources and collaborative approaches for supporting archives education internationally.