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Archives in Focus: Armagh Robinson Library

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Armagh Robinson Library is the oldest public library in Northern Ireland. It was established 250 years ago, in 1771, by Richard Robinson, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland. Along with the Library of Trinity College and Marsh’s Library, both in Dublin, it is a rare early example in Ireland of a purpose-built library which continues to fulfil its original intended purpose.  […]

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Archive in Focus: The Cuala Press: a female led industry

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For this month’s blog, Ciara Daly, from Trinity College, Dublin, discusses the Cuala Press Collection.  The Cuala Press Project has been contributing to the Explore Your Archive campaign, since its launch in November, to disseminate our unique visual-arts collection to a new and interested audience via our Twitter and Instagram accounts. The theme for Explore Your Archive in March was Business and Manufacturing and this encapsulates our project perfectly. […]

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In Focus: Asylum Archive

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This month’s ‘In Focus’ blog looks at the Asylum Archive, a living exhibition of accumulated artefacts, oral histories and photography that reflect life under the Republic of Ireland’s Direct Provision system. Artist and creator Vukašin Nedeljković describes the project. Direct Provision The direct provision scheme was introduced in November 1999 to accommodate asylum seekers in […]

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In Focus: Historic Environment Scotland

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For this month’s ‘In Focus’ blog Frederick Alexander from Historic Environment Scotland introduces the recently completely digital project “Beyond the Phyiscal: Future Proofing Scotland’s Heritage in the Digital Age”. In March 2021 Historic Environment Scotland launched a virtual showcase celebrating the end of a four-year digital archives project. Beyond the Physical: Future Proofing Scotland’s Heritage […]

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In Focus: North East Wales Archives

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For this month’s ‘In Focus’ blog, Sarah Roberts from North East Wales Archives joins us to highlight their Women Rediscovered project. Explore Your Archive was always going to be different in 2020 and once our staff at North East Wales Archives realised that there would be no “usual” events to plan we started to think […]