Watercolour

By Gabrielle Vergnoux, Conservation Intern, National Library of Ireland At first sight, an image of “Cork Harbour by Robert Lowe Stopford in 1862”, as is written on the verso, seems to do exactly what it says on the tin. The large marine landscape (29 x 71 cm), from the library’s Prints & Drawings Collection, depicts figures [...]

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by Elodie Leveque – Conservation Intern, Heritage Council Have you ever wondered how we conserve ancient objects in the National Library of Ireland’s collections? How we tackle things like dirt and mould? Every year, acquisitions or donations help develop and enhance our wonderful collections and conservators here help make these items available to readers by [...]

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