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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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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 (https://derryandraphoe.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/spitfire-crash-paper-fragments/), 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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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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Signed on the cover!

Going through the shelf in the Rare Books Room this morning, I came across this lovely limp vellum binding, a 1573 Italian-Latin dictionary printed in Bologna. Jenny, Joe and I were quite surprise to find that Ezekiel Hopkins had signed the … Continue reading

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Derry Corporation minute books online

Mary and Julia attended an interesting event at the Tower Museum in Derry: A partnership project between The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) and Derry City Council Heritage and Museums Service has made 17th to 19th Century Derry Corporation … Continue reading

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