Author Archives: juliapoirier

About juliapoirier

Assistant book and paper conservator at Derry and Raphoe Diocesan Library

A crown and a skull

As usual when we are making protective boxes for the books in the collection , we cannot help but be surprised by some of the tooling on the cover! Here is an example of what was found yesterday: A crown … Continue reading

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ESOF 2012 Dublin

The Euroscience Open Forum 2012 (ESOF) is taking place in Dublin Convention Centre from the 11th to the 15th of July 2012. It’s aim is to promote the latest in science and technology of all sorts through seminars, workshops and debates. … Continue reading

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More on Spitfire Crash Paper Fragments

In addition to Kristi’s post of August 4, 2011 on the conservation of paper fragments found at a Spitfire Crash site in Donegal (, I would like to advise any curious plane lovers and paper conservators to watch this great BBC programme about the dig … Continue reading

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The Great Parchment Book

In partnership with the Derry City Councils Heritage and Museum Service and the London Metropolitan Archives, the Great Parchment Book is going to undergo some conservation work at the London Metropolitan Archives. The book should be on display in Derry … Continue reading

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Work experience at Chester Beatty Library

As part of our work as conservators for the Derry and Raphoe Collection, we undertake regular training to keep us up to date with new conservation developments but also to get a better understanding of conservation work required on different … Continue reading

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Happy new year!

All of us from the Derry and Raphoe Project are wishing you a very Happy New Year 2012! After we have got our contracts extended in December, we are back working on the collection for another 5 weeks (until further notice), focusing on … Continue reading

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Flood at the archives…

For the past two days, Alessandro and myself have been at the Coleraine campus, helping out after a hot water pipe burst in the archives, affecting many cardboard boxes full of student files, thesis, exam papers and also some of the Vice-chancellor’s files. … Continue reading

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