Category Archives: Behind the Scenes

Celebrating National Libraries Day: Meet the Archive Specialists at Norfolk Heritage Centre

Saturday 6 February 2016 is National Libraries Day and we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to celebrate the resources we have available at Norfolk Record Office. At The Archive Centre we have a reference library in the search … Continue reading

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The Rich History of Norwich: Re-Cataloging the Archive

For the past 21 months archivist Tom Townsend has been re-cataloguing the Norwich City Archive; a collection of both regional and national importance recording the rich history of the city and one which currently fills nearly 1,000 archival boxes in … Continue reading

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Conservation-Katharine’s journey from parchment to painting

This week’s blog post has been written by Katharine Waldron, postgraduate student at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London and former volunteer at the Norfolk Record Office. I am in my first year on the Postgraduate Diploma in the Conservation … Continue reading

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From parchment to pixels

From assistant manuscript repairer to conservationist and archive conservator Antoinette Curtis has seen many changes since she first began working at The Norfolk Record Office in 1973. A familiar face in the conservation team, Antoinette has informed and inspired students, … Continue reading

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Meet the team-Transforming Archives Trainees

Hi everyone, This is Pawel and Lizzie Transforming Archives trainees for 2015-2016. We are now 7 weeks into our traineeship and wanted to share the exciting work we’ve been doing! Our traineeships are 2 of 13 places in the second … Continue reading

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Digitsation, WW2, and King’s Lynn Charters

This week’s blog post is written by Caroline D, the Norfolk Record Office’s first digitisation trainee. She describes the fascinating work she has been doing for the past year and explains about some exciting resources which will be available in the … Continue reading

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Creative Writing Winners Announced

We were so impressed by the standard of entries to our WW1 themed creative writing competition that we chose a winner from two age categories. ‘Love at First Shell’, written by Hope Owen Mcnair, in Year 6 at Fairhaven Primary School, wrote … Continue reading

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Meet the Team: Al, Volunteer

Al volunteers one morning a week here at the Norfolk Record Office. I (Emily) went to the Document Cleaning Room to chat to Al about volunteering. Emily: So Al, how did you first discover the Norfolk Record Office? Al: Well … Continue reading

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