Conservation

by Élodie Lévêque, Project Conservator An extraordinary manuscript collection; the Ormond Collection has been called the ‘most important Anglo-Norman family archive in Ireland’. It encompasses almost 700 years of Irish history, from the first influx of Norman settlers, to the workings of the feudal system, and the Butler family lordship of almost half of Ireland. [...]

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by Audrey McGinley, NLI Conservation Intern At the start of my conservation internship I was involved with the return of a loan from the National Gallery of Ireland exhibition Jack of all Trades: Yeats’s Punch Cartoons and Illustrations by Irish Painters. This loan included 10 prints and drawings, and 6 bound volumes from our NLI [...]

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by Justin Furlong (Newspaper Librarian); Alexandra Nederlof (Student Conservation Intern from the University of Amsterdam) and Louise O’Connor (Conservator) In February 2012 we were contacted by Tim Lynch, Professor of Neurology at the Dublin Neurological Institute. Ten years ago, during renovations of the Institute’s building at No. 57 Eccles Street in Dublin, an issue of [...]

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