Tuesday, 1 September 2015

LMA nominated for award for preservation of the Great Parchment Book

London Metropolitan Archives has been nominated for an award for its groundbreaking conservation work on the Great Parchment Book. Here's its announcement:

Conservation of Great Parchment Book shortlisted for prestigious award

It is with great pleasure that we announce that the Conservation of the Great Parchment Book has been shortlisted for The Pilgrim Trust Award for Conservation 2015. The award recognises excellence in conserving an individual or collection of cultural heritage objects in the UK. Four shortlisted projects, including the Great Parchment Book, are now in with a chance to win a coveted prize fund, trophy and attend the VIP awards ceremony in October at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. We will let you know how we get on.

The Great Parchment Book, compiled in the late 1630s to list tenants and landholders in County Londonderry in Ireland, is accessible in a digitised and fully searchable format at www.greatparchmentbook.org.

(With thanks to the LMA)


For details on my genealogy guide books, including my recently released Discover Irish Land Records and Down and Out in Scotland: Researching Ancestral Crisis, please visit http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-books.html.

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