Prints & Drawings

Post by Claire Dantin, Conservation intern 2016-17 (NLI’s conservation internship is jointly funded by the Heritage Council) For a conservator, understanding the original materials of an item before any conservation treatment is essential. I recently conserved 4 albums containing beautiful prints and drawings of Irish castles by James Stark Fleming (1834-1922). Some of the earliest […]

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Post by Heraldic collection conservator Louise O’Connor Science plays a central role in modern conservation of cultural heritage. By understanding the chemical structure of materials, a conservator can document the condition and potential degradation of historic objects, as shown in our last post. Now we’d like to show how conservators address damage in heraldic manuscripts […]

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by Abigail Rieley, writer and journalist Hidden in the National Library’s collection of prints and drawings is the face of a murder victim. Maria Louisa Kirwan died exactly 160 years ago. She was killed by her husband on Ireland’s Eye, the barren little island that lies just off Howth in North County Dublin on September […]

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