Nikki Ralston

by Nikki Ralston, Exhibitions One of the pleasures of our collections is that they provide the opportunity to appreciate not only the differences between the past and our own times, but to recognise something of ourselves in those who inhabited that past. Just when you least expect it you’ll come across a phrase or fact [...]

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by Nikki Ralston, Exhibitions Our new Front Hall display proudly says “Welcome to Your NLI”, not the NLI or our NLI but Yours. After all, as a public collection the National Library of Ireland does belong to all, it’s Ours. Perhaps you already had a sense of this public ownership, but had you thought about [...]

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by Nikki Ralston, Conservation Back in July 2011, I posted a short blog introducing The Clean Sweep, a preservation project aiming to clean and box our rare book collections. We have now started the final phase of the project, which will run to the end of 2011, and I thought that readers might be interested [...]

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