Category Archives: Behind the Scenes

Seals and sealing: An introduction to seals through the archives of the Norfolk Record Office

Many visitors to the Norfolk Record Office will have come across seals on documents, through requesting records to the searchroom, on display in behind-the-scenes tours or waiting in conservation for our kind team of volunteers who sew socks to fit! … Continue reading

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Developments in digital preservation and digitisation at the Norfolk Record Office: an update from Transforming Archives Trainee Pawel Jaskulski

It’s been six months since my first “Meet the Team” blog with Outreach and Engagement Trainee Lizzie and it calls for an update on what I have been up to since then! The main focus of my traineeship is to support the … Continue reading

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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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